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Thomas Faller

  • Schwab & Partner
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Pontresina, Switzerland
  • Master Artisan
Thomas Faller Cabinetmaker
By appointment only
+41 818345724
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Woodwork from the forest

  • • Thomas comes from a family of car mechanics
  • • He specialises in furniture and modern interior fittings
  • • He is in charge of apprentices in his company

Thomas Faller grew up in Germany’s Black Forest city of Freiburg im Breisgau. At school, he loved the handicrafts lessons where he made gliders and ships out of wood. During his three-year apprenticeship as a joiner, he worked for various companies in his home town, but he also travelled to the Engadin region of the Swiss Alps. A professional exchange programme allowed Thomas to undertake his master joiner diploma in the alpine region, which resulted in him working in Samedan, Switzerland, for 20 years. In 2014, he and two partners founded a joinery workshop named Schwab & Partner which focuses on furniture, interior fittings, antique wood restorations and window construction.

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Windmill stool

This set of stools are made out of European solid walnut with oiled surfaces by Thomas Faller. The design of the seat leaf is glued together like a windmill, which gives the stool four different directions through the wood grain. The feet are connected with finger prongs.

Length 33 cm
Width 33 cm
Height 47 cm

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This bathroom was designed, planned and implemented by Thomas Faller together with the customer. It was important that the material came from the Engadin, which made the choice to use Engadin larch with oiled surface easy.

Length 330 cm
Width 200 cm
Height 240 cm

Photo: ©Daniel Martinek
F2 seating

This series of seating, known as F2, which comprises a bench, stool and chair are made by Thomas Faller out of oiled white maple. A wood-rubber laminate is used in the seat leaf and backrest which increases the seating comfort even without upholstery.

Length 45 cm
Width 45 cm
Height 88 cm

Photo: ©Daniel Martinek
Laina chair

This Thomas Faller solid wood chair is made of maple. The construction is made with dovetail tines and burr joints and a further development of his Nouvatur stool.

Length 45 cm
Width 45 cm
Height 88 cm

Photo: ©Daniel Martinek
Simsalabim table

The Simsalabim table made of solid elm, oiled, is a design project resulting from the collaboration of Thomas Faller with Marion Klein, a furniture designer from Chur. It is constructed with wooden pegs and a table top with grip rails. It is an extendable and folding table which can be quickly and easily extended by one person and offers space for 8 to 12 people.

Length 240 cm
Width 85.5 cm
Height 75 cm

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