Our philosophy is embodied in what we do, rather than what we say. Which means it isn’t something you can read about so much as feel, literally at your fingertips, whenever we’ve had a hand in the matter: in a veneer, an edging, a table, in every individual piece of furniture that leaves our premises. They may not always bear our name in letters – but in every case our signature is unmistakable.
Ask what we do and we need only point to our company name: Albert Holz GmbH – Fine Furniture Manufacturers. So far, so good, but that’s not the whole story. Because we do so much more than manufacture pieces of furniture. We conceptualise and design them, develop them, realise them. We give form to our ideas at the start of the process – and put the finishing touches to our creations at the end. And the production process in between is carefully planned – including transparent budgeting, dependable scheduling and stringent quality control. Our range of services extends from product development through to production; from bespoke pieces to series production; from design drawings through prototyping to technical realisation – and to installation, too, at the customer’s request. All of these processes are focused and purposeful – designed to create furniture that speaks its own, unique language.
Intelligent designs, crafted to perfection:
a desk, a conference table, or complete interiors.
Strictly speaking, every desk, every sideboard, every reception desk we manufacture is unique: veneer is a natural product and no two pieces are ever identical. So even when we make items in larger numbers, we’re actually creating a series of one-offs, paradoxical as that may sound. Of course, we also create one-of-a-kind designs – individual pieces with a specific form or function which are, naturally, quite unique.
Here at Albert Holz, few things are more important to us than working closely with our customers to pinpoint their exact requirements – finding the right structure, the perfect form, the optimal spatial configuration, the ideal surface. Our core business is bespoke executive office furniture. Our niche is the premium segment. Our passion is wood – and everything it can be used to create. Like our natural material, the family tradition lives on. So far, our company’s history has spanned four generations, from the first Albert Holz, its founder, whose name the business bears to this day, to his great-grandson Philipp Holz, our present-day Managing Director and custodian of a proud heritage. The story starts in 1902, with an entry in the trade register that officially licenses Albert Holz » to practise the trade of carpenter «. It’s a story that leads from carpentry to manufacturing, from traditional rural cabinetmaking to contemporary executive furniture. A story of more than 120 years’ experience in crafting top-quality materials. And of a priceless fund of knowledge, passed on within both the family and the business – vertically from generation to generation, and horizontally from one part of the company to the next – in a process that continues to this day. Our story is full of changes – transformative processes during which we’ve always endeavoured to retain the things we value while creating something new. Because both these factors – both our heritage and our creativity – drive us forward as a company. We invest time, money and energy in fostering this blend of tradition and progress – investing in the quality of our products and processes, in new technology and in our people. After all, who is to say that a 120-year-old company, with a rich tradition to its name, can’t keep reinventing itself?
and 120 years later.
So the roots of our family company go back to great-grandfather Albert Holz, making traditional rural furniture in his village carpentry. The workshops where he planed and sanded still form part of the workspace at our present-day premises. The 1950s marked the first turning point on the path from carpentry to manufacturing: it was through his acquaintance with interior designer Herta Witzemann that Albert’s son Oskar Holz began designing and producing concept and designer furniture for renowned architects. Shortly after this, the company started manufacturing bespoke furniture for Behr, the legendary Stuttgart furniture retailer. In 1966, at the age of 20, Oskar’s son Albert took over the business. In the 1970s he set up the furniture store » Die Einrichtung « in Stuttgart. The new store became a showcase for the company’s products – and interior design became a new business line. During the 1970s, Albert Holz – both entrepreneur and designer – guided the com-pany further along the path of its present-day success: producing premium office furniture. The next generation handover came in 2010. Today, under family Holz’s leadership, the company continues to manufacture executive furniture for international furniture brands.