On the 1st of December in 1940 our founder Peter Ghyczy was born in Budapest.
Due to the Hungarian revolution young Peter and his family flee to Bonn in Germany.
Peter finishes his architecture studies from the RWTH in Aachen and is employed by Reuter (Germany). Reuter has the patent for a worldwide new material: polyurethane. Peter Ghyczy becomes head of the design department and designs hundreds products for many international companies. His most known design of that periode is his legendary ‘Garden egg chair’. This is the first furniture in history made out of polyurethane.
Reuter opens the iconic design center designed by young architect Peter Ghyczy. Based on Peter’s idea to use the new material Polyurethane as building material, resulting in spectecular light ambiance inside the building and creates a positive workspace. In these years Peter creates designs for several international furniture brands, including Vitra in Weil am Rhein.
Peter Ghyczy invents the clamping technique and changes the world. He has inspired many designers, including Ikea, with his constructional solution, in which the glass plate becomes part of the construction of the table. Elegant and airy yet strong and reliable. In time Peter Ghyczy has designed numerous variations of the “clamp”.
Peter Ghyczy founds his own design firm ‘GHYCZY + Co Design Selection’ in Viersen (Germany) and launches his first eclectic and avant garde furniture collection, which includes designs in casted aluminium, metal and glass.
Peter Ghyczy was influenced by the Club of Rome. His philosophy is to create products that are not designed to be thrown away. Therefor the design needs to stand out of the grey mass and needs to have the strength to always fit an interior also when trends change.
Peter Ghyczy and his company moves to The Netherlands. His youngest son Felix is born. In this year Peter Ghyczy designs the new logo, consisting of four “G’s”. Each shape symbolizes one of Peter’s children. In 1974 Peter also designs one of his best-selling pieces the table model T14 and registers copyright for this table. The T14 becomes one of his signature pieces.
In this year Peter designs the iconic chair S02. This chair has a flexible backrest, that adjusts to the movement of its user. The chair has since then been part of several exhibitions like in 2018 in the ADAM design museum in Brussel (Belgium) and in 2019 at the Design Biennale in Venice (Italy)
The Garden egg chair celebrates its 30th birthday. A re-edition is launched during the IMM (international Furniture Fair) Cologne, Germany in 1999.
Opening design center and showroom Swalmen, Netherlands.
Design by Peter Ghyczy with a forward thinking, and sustainable concept. A modern building in the a bauhaus style. The building is airy, has heigh ceilings and lets a lot of light in. The atelier can be used for many purposes like, office, showroom, events and is great for photoshoots. An ingenious ventilation and heating systems makes this building future proof.
Felix Ghyczy the son of founder Peter Ghyczy joins the company.
Publication of the Ghyczy Selection 20th century retrospective catalog.
Peter Ghyczy after work at home.
Implementation of 21th century proof ERP system. An advanced computer system build for growth.
Introducing a state of the art online ordering system, the client use it to calculate retail prices of custom made products.
Exhibition Stylepark, Frankfurt, Germany.
Introducing conceptual lighting collection.
Exhibition at International Furniture Fair IMM, Cologne, Germany.
Art directed by Felix Ghyczy
A new chapter starts in the history of company Ghyczy Selection. Felix Ghyczy becomes CEO of the company and formulates a vision to make the brand a global high end interior products brand for cosmopolitain and sophisticated clients, while caring for the environment.
Change of the brand name into GHYCZY. A new sales catalogue is launched and a new sales team is hired for the introduction and acquisition of new international clients.
The 40th birthday of the Garden egg Chair is celebrated in the garden of the GHYCZY estate.
Felix Ghyczy works as an art director with Edward van Vliet to create the first steps for a new brand image and a brand catalogue.
The brochure launched in 2010.
Book publication “Peter Ghyczy The Evolutioner” by DuMont
under supervision of Felix Ghyczy
Hiring of extra sales force for the Netherlands and Belgium.
Selected with the best graduated design students of 2010 of the Netherlands and hosted an international event in the atelier.
Among them: Teun Fleskens
Felix Ghyczy starts a program to make the company more efficient by implementing the Kaizen philosophy and optimizes the GHYCZY atelier.
Exhibition at Dutch Design Week DDW. ddw.org
Conceptual exhibition to explain the GHYCZY sustainable philosophy.
Felix Ghyczy becomes the owner of GHYCZY.
Brand presentation during Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy.
Marketing by https://www.p-s.it
Brand presentation during Interieur
, Kortrijk, Belgium.
Exhibition at IMM
Felix Ghyczy creates collection for next generation developments of new colors and tactile.
In collaboration with the studio Matte
and Felix Ghyczy strategy and developed of a new brand identity, catalogue, website and brand book.
Opening branded showroom Hamburg, Germany.
Development of signature piece Rachel, design by Felix Ghyczy.
Collaboration with John Boyd
for presentation of their new collection, London, UK.
Testing furniture collection for Nina Campbell London, UK.
Introduction of signature piece Rachel during art fair BRAFA, Brussel, Belgium.
Behind the scene shoot of catalogue 2017.
Peter Ghyczy explains the ergonomic safari chair Audrey.
Photoshoot for Vogue Living, NL.
Felix gives talk in Singapore.
Felix Ghyczy envisions and develops a new collection for 2018 with new colors and finishes.
Press event for launch new GHYCZY collection hosted by BMW.
Shoot collection 2018
Shoot for family story in Salon.
Start of collaboration with Camron PR
and Felix Ghyczy for the international role-out of the brand. Many publications follow.
Collaboration with Roelfien Vos
and Kate Hume
during “Salon Residence”, Singer Museum Laren, Netherlands.
Collaboration with LE carpets
during Uptown design event, Brussels, Belgium.
Peter Ghyczy designs at his estate.
Press dinner for international press at the Sommerset house, London, UK.
Preparation for the exhibition at Kunst Museen Krefeld. Peter and his wife Barbara.
Felix Ghyczy speaks about sustainability during a pecha kucha event, Brussels, Belgium.
Retrospective exhibition on Peter Ghyczy in the ADAM museum
Release presentation book “Collection Design_&” featuring Peter Ghyczy’s work by La Charte, www.diekeure.be, Brussel, Belgium.
Group exhibition Wallpaper handmade, Singapore.
Joint studies by Peter Ghyczy.
Group exhibition at IIDE, Brussels, Belgium.
Interior for Chopard
Collaboration with DEDAR during Salone del Mobile to present new fabric collection, Milan, Italy.
Collaboration with David Tomaszewski
and designing his new showroom, and office Berlin, Germany.
Exhibition during Design Biennale Venice. Presentation of the signature piece Jodie and Audrey.
Visit V&A museum, London, UK.
Exhibition hosted by Wallpaper magazine at XBANK, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
XBANK hosts the magazine Wallpaper pop-up store.
Opening GHYCZY showroom, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
GHYCZY designs the interior of the lobby of Parkhotel Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Collaboration with BestWool
for their new collection, the Netherlands
Crowdfunding investment to reach strategic goals.
Setup international team of ambassadors in UK, France, Italy and UAE.
Hiring marketing director.
Introducing the GHYCZY signature collection.
Opening GHYCZY showroom and office, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Collaboration with Solid Nature
and GHYCZY, collection limited in numbers.
50 years of GHYCZY
Founded in 1972 by Peter Ghyczy with the vision to create a world where we live in harmony with nature. He believed that it is the responsibility of the designer and producers to make a product that is functional, and lasting. A product is truly sustainable when it lasts several life times. When designing his products had to meet these criteria. He was against trends, products that looked alike each other and products where not functional. His designs are now sought after by collectors and can be found in museums around the world.
Establishing the Felix Ghyczy Foundation, which holds all intellectual property rights of Felix Ghyczy and Peter Ghyczy as the GHYCZY brand and trademark. The foundation’s goal is based on Peter Ghyczy’s vision and philosophy.
In Memoriam Peter Ghyczy. At the age of 81 our founder, visionaire and chief designer passed away. We will miss him. He has influenced generations.
Collaboration with Lelievre
for their new collection, Paris, France.
Group Exhibition at Vitra Design Museum
The prototype algae based garden egg chair.
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