At Xilobis simplicity, versatility and sustainability are embedded in the aesthetics and contemporary design of their modular furniture. A carpenter by trade Mario Bissegger developed this ingenious modular system as a solution for his customers’ changing lifestyle needs. Whether moving into bigger or smaller spaces, growing families or even separations, he realised it can be a challenge to have furniture that adapts to our fluctuating situations. The word ‘modular’ almost implies characterless and yet the Xilobis system allows each client to create their own story, and with it bring character to their own unique piece. In fact over the past 15 years, Mario has only ever sold the same piece 3 times. Beautifully simple, any piece can be easily reconfigured at home without tools.
Whilst you can configure your furniture online, a visit to the store/ and workshop in Viadukt is an opportunity to be inspired, to actually play with the different modules and colours to create your desired piece. Mario is also there to assist with planning and design.
Produced in Switzerland, the modular framework is made from 100% FSC birch plywood and the sliding door panels range from glazed or acrylic glass, natural birch wood, aluminium, iron rust, slate veneer and a selection of quality pigment colours.
The pigments are based on the same natural recipe that Corbusier used for his buildings and are produced locally by KT Color. It is no surprise Xilobis won the prestigious Red Dot Award in 2015 for design of a sustainable furniture
solution and in 2018 was credited by the internationally recognised green certificate building program LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
Working alongside social projects is an important part of the Xilobis philosophy.
Small components are manufactured in workshops providing protected employment for workers with disabilities and employees of the Zuriwerk Foundation oversee their warehousing.