70 Jahre

Timeline

1949

Foundation of basketry by Willi Schillig

1956

Development of first armchair

1969

Development of first European export markets

1970

Specialisation in armchairs & sofas

1980

Specialisation in leather furniture

1995

Foundation of the Czech facility

1997

Foundation of W.SCHILLIG USA

1998

Foundation of Hungarian facility

2002

Foundation of the möbelforum

2007

Foundation of Chinese facility

2012

Foundation of the W.SCHILLIG editions GmbH & Co. KG, Launch of the black label coll.

2015

Erik Stammberger becomes managing partner

2020

Foundation of the W.Schillig objects GmbH & Co. KG

The history of the sofa

Are you sitting comfortably?

From the very beginning, company founder Willi Schillig recognised that there are two types of sitting. Sitting and sitting properly. As a pioneer in the furniture trade he used all his knowledge and expertise to make the finest seating comfort of all time possible …
The sofa was his great passion – and this was passed on to his family, which has now been carried onto a third generation. Today, the management of the company is still completely in family hands.

Erik Stammberger

Grandson, CEO

»He who does not move with the times will be removed over time.«
Erik Stammberger

Globalisation

Globalisation beyond Europe: New sales markets in Asia/USA, factory in China

Visionary

Motivator and visionary who is professionally at home all over the world

Erik Stammberger

Rolf Stammberger

Son-in-law

»For us, there‘s no such thing as not possible!«
Rolf Stammberger

Expansion

Pulled strings behind the scenes and internationalised the company through expansion in Hungary and the Czech Republic

Luxury for all

»Luxury for all« – made leather sofas affordable for many people

Rolf Stammberger

Klaus Schillig

Son

»Learn with friends«
Klaus Schillig

Close to the front

Is always very close to »the front« and has a good rapport with the sellers

Head of möbelforums

As head of the möbelforums he is the interface for valuable information

Klaus Schillig

Willi Schillig

Founder

»Trust is good, control is better!«
Willi Schillig

Foundation

Founded the company with his wife Trude during the post-war years

His own football club

In lieu of a football career, he built up »his« own club: VfL Fohnlach

Important award

Was in 1987 awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his achievements as an entrepreneur

† 31.03.2013

Willi Schillig