About us

With a passion for conceptual work

Whether serial production from batch size 1, customised living environments or unique individualised solutions; our passion is the development of solutions with our customers & partners. As professionals, we are committed to agility and empathy in order to grow with each project and to work with you to achieve passion and efficiency.

Swiss precision

People with top know-how, modern IT, CAD programs that communicate with our CNC machines, modern machinery and a high level of automation create the necessary precision and efficiency. We are used to working with a wide variety of materials, such as wood-based materials, wool, plastic, glass, metal and stone. We create the interface between the various suppliers and unite them in solutions for your new worlds.


The renewable raw material wood is still one of the most important materials in our solutions. In addition to water-soluble paints, we use the energy of our waste for building management. We are vehemently pursuing our vision of the circular economy. Our ISO 14001 certification keeps us on track in terms of environmentally friendly actions and promotes the innovation of new products, materials and solutions.

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Our history

Vifian Möbelwerkstätte AG designs and implements living and work environments that touch and inspire. Based in Schwarzenburg, Bern, the company has been nurturing traditional craftsmanship paired with a startup mentality for over 150 years.

What began in 1869 with Joseph Vifian as a wood workshop next to his parents’ farm has developed into an innovative furniture workshop with two strategic business segments: living and work environments. As early as 1928, Otto Vifian, the second generation, expanded the workshop into a carpenter’s workshop.

A regional innovation, as this is the first company to be equipped with electricity. In 1959 Otto Vifian Junior, the third generation, moved the company to its current location. In 1980 he presented office furniture to the general public in Cologne and in 1995 had the first appearance at the Cologne IMM with home furniture.

In 1996 Hannes Vifian, the fourth generation, took over the management of the company and developed the business field of system furniture for living areas. With the office area and individual interior design, Vifian Möbelwerkstätte AG is active in the three important areas of furniture production.

In 2017, the strategic reframing from individual interior design to series in the two business segments of living and work environments happened.