Bregenzerwald craftsmanship and international design
Strolz Leuchten is a crafts business in the Bregenzerwald region of Vorarlberg. With proudness we carry on the arts and crafts tradition that has characterized our region for centuries. Together with designers, architects and artists, long-lasting and shapely luminaires are created. Trademarks of our lighting manufactory are lampshades. We are fascinated by the variety of possibilities to enrich spaces with accents and atmosphere. Our company is a member of the Werkraum Bregenzerwald, because we are convinced that cohesion is an essential source of strength for all of us and will ultimately secure the future of the tradition of craftsmanship of the Bregenzerwald.
Anna Claudia and Markus Strolz
Store and workshop at Bregenz
In the center of Bregenz, Strolz presents itself with the flagship store and the show workshop. In the town house from the 19th century in the Römerstraße with its high light-flooded rooms we show our entire assortment and let you look over our shoulders as we work on the lamp shades.
In cooperation with Bregenzerwald craftsmen, we have renovated the 120m2 Business premises from 1874. The historic spruce planks have been preserved. In addition, brass and bison leather floors were laid. The silky shiny, tender green wall was smoothed with lime and soaped according to a technique from Roman times. For the furniture we created together with the carpenter and the locksmith, we used brass, chestnut and oak wood.
In our demonstration room, the effect of the lights for different scenarios of living and working can be easily tested. The room is equipped with thick velvet curtains, so that it can be completely or partially darkened at any time. As you know, lights are needed when daylight is not enough. A few mobile elements suggest different spatial situations, making the application conceivable in the real world.Finde your way / opening hours
The shape of the lights is often developed through cooperation with international designers. Together with designers, architects and artists, unique products are created. As a lighting manufacturer Strolz accompanies every design from the idea to the last detail and is responsible for the coordination of the development and the implementation.
Anna Claudia Strolz
Anna Claudia Strolz comes from a Bregenzerwald craftsman family. She grew up with lights through her parents' electrical services business. In 2012, she founded her own lighting manufacturer, with which she wants to put the proven lampshade back in a better light. Since 2011, Anna Claudia Strolz is also managing director of the Angelika Kauffmann society. This society runs a museum in Angelika Kauffmanns father's native village, Schwarzenberg for the famous artist.
"Good design is unobtrusive, honest, usable and durable for me."
Anna Claudia Strolz, designer & craftswoman
Matteo Thun & Antonio Rodriguez
Founder Matteo Thun & Partners
The Milan-based architect was born and raised in South Tyrol, Italy.
After studying with Oskar Kokoschka and at the University of Architecture in Florence, he founded in 1981 with Ettore Sottsass the "Memphis" group. In 1984 he opened his own architecture and design studio in Milan. In 2001 he founds Matteo Thun + Partners.
“Only those who dare to do something new, who cross borders, can gain new knowledge”.
Partner Matteo Thun & Partners
The Spanish designer Antonio Rodriguez has been a partner of Matteo Thun since 2003. Together they set up a company for architecture, interior, styling and product design with offices in Milan and Shanghai, with Italian creativity to design and expand specifically Asian projects. The constant search for simplicity and functionality characterize the products of Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez. They develop timeless and iconic design, distancing themselves from purely visual or zeitgeisty shapes. The undisputed competence in product and interior design is based on the close dialogue with the expert teams on the customer side, always striving for innovative solutions.Matteo Thun & Partners
Born in Bregenz in Austria, the Benger daughter left her hometown at the age of 17 to study visual and graphic design in Innsbruck and Milan. In the early 1980s, she got to know her future husband Matteo Thun through the Memphis group. The two founded their design and architecture studio in Milan in 1984. Susanne Thun is the source of inspiration and source of inspiration for different teams in the areas of interior and product design.
The Vorarlberg architect Marc Hoffenscher studied with Wolf D. Prix at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London and has been operating his office in Dornbirn since 2005.
„Who does not want to work with Strolz? The motivation lies in the depth of common belief, to put the full attention and energy in the design and manufacture of lights and make no compromises.“
Marc Hoffenscher, architect
Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Andelsbuch
Uncompromising quality results from cooperation with the best of the respective trade. That's not the only reason why Strolz Leuchten is a member of the Werkraum Bregenzerwald. What counts in this merger is the well thought-out and shapely product, executed in high quality craftsmanship, made for everyday use. The Werkraum Bregenzerwald unites more than 90 craft and commercial enterprises from the alpine valley. The Werkraum house in Andelsbuch - meeting place and showcase for craft culture - was planned by the renowned architect Peter Zumthor and built by the Werkraum craftsmen. Also here Strolz is represented again and again with the latest lamps. In the shop our accessories are available.Werkraum Bregenzerwald