Once founded as a small manufacturer for wood and glass processing, Josef Göbel has become an internationally leading manufacturer of custom-made furniture and interiors with exclusive clients across the globe. Based in Fladnitz an der Teichalm in Austria, the company, which boasts a rich tradition, combines finest craftsmanship with cutting edge technology and superior design standards.
“If it were easy, everyone would do it.” This guiding principle of the long-standing business from the Styrian Almenland region best describes what is truly at the core of Josef Göbel’s. Since the company’s founding, sophistication has always been the benchmark in the implementation of orders. The courage to think revolutionary while remaining true to one’s roots is key to the success of this exclusive full-range interior design company from Fladnitz an der Teichalm.
As a fifth-generation company founded by Edmund Göbel in 1874 and now run by Josef Göbel, the business is now a prime address for a wide range of customers seeking bespoke interior and furnishing solutions.
Two hundred expert craftspeople at the company’s Styrian headquarters manufacture the finest products for customers halfway around the world. The Göbel Group further includes a glass factory in Passail and three other companies based in Vienna: ARTEX Museum Services realizes museum furnishings and showcase construction all over Europe, the Jirka carpentry workshop has been renovating windows and doors since 1922 and Seliger Bespoke Furnishing focuses on custom-made interiors and home accessories.
Recent prestigious projects include the Skolkovo Golf Club in Moscow, which was designed by Pritzker award winner Shigeru Ban, as well as the currency exchange in Moscow, Palais Liechtenstein and Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. Among Josef Göbel’s most illustrious clients are exclusive hotels such as the Adlon in Berlin, the Hotel Post am Arlberg, the Hotel Sacher, the Imperial in Vienna and the Almwellnesshotel Pierer on the Teichalm, as well as a string of top-class museums such as the Dresden Castle, the Deutsches Museum in Munich and the Weltmuseum in Vienna.
“We have learned to work with the technical and material possibilities of wood, experimenting with the raw material again and again”, Josef Göbel describes their desire for permanent further development. “For over 140 years, we have taken pride in our craftsmanship to create classic, modern and timeless design. Above all else, we pay close attention to details with a lot of pioneering spirit, which requires courage and trust.”
The demand for outstanding craftsmanship and design is increasingly combined with a focus on cutting edge technology at Josef Göbel. As part of a recent expansion, the company doubled its operating space by another 10,000 square meters and invested in a state-of-the-art carpentry machine park. By doing that, Josef Göbel has consolidated the company’s future foundations and secured an excellent starting position for the new era of craftsmanship 4.0.