The Thut Möbel company was founded 80 years ago in Möriken (AG) and is today being run by the third generation. The Federal Authorities are paying tribute to this family business which has enjoyed continuous success for its innovative entrepreneurial spirit and incomparable design which Kurt Thut and his son still shape today.
Kurt Thut has turned the furniture joinery founded by his father into a business with an international reputation through the creative use of new materials and technologies. His commitment to design reduction is perhaps best reflected in a constantly recurring theme: the folding scissors motif. For instance, the folding scissors bed consists of a simple grid which is adjusted to the needs of the customer and is easy to transport as it weighs just 28 kg. This convincing and seemingly self-evident solution is the outcome of a design process lasting for many years which was preceded by countless ideas and prototypes.
Today Benjamin and Daniel Thut are successfully continuing the manufacture of furniture pieces. With outstanding personal commitment and the creative energy of their father, they are extending the product range to include creations which continue to serve useful functions and are typified by high quality. Amusing solutions which are immediately recognizable make these furniture pieces classics of Swiss design history.