History

1819
16-year old Christian Fischbacher from St. Peterzell, a small village in the mountains of Toggenburg, Switzerland, lays the foundation of his career and the company's future.
1830
He rents his first warehouse in the town of St. Gallen.
1845
His son Christian II is born.
1874
Otto Fischbacher, the founder's grandson is born. The continuing expansion of the company leads to the purchase of business premises in the city.
1914
The company is already involved in international trade. World War I, however, means disaster for the economy of Europe as a whole, and big trouble for the company. Christian Fischbacher manages to lead the company through these difficult years.
1915
Christian H. Fischbacher III is born.
1929
Otto Fischbacher leads the company through the hard years following the stock market crash.
1938
Christian H. Fischbacher IV is born.
1939
Prior to the start of World War II, Christian Fischbacher III moves with his family to New York, where he founds the first subsidiary company in the firm's history. He runs the company in the United States for 12 years.
1951
Otto Fischbacher hands over the management of the business to his son Christian III upon his return from the USA.
1960
Christian Fischbacher III creates contacts with the Parisian Haute Couture. In the 60's and 70's, subsidiary companies are founded all over Europe and in Japan, in particular for the sale of interior fabrics.
1968
Christian Fischbacher V is born.
1970
Michael Fischbacher is born.
1983
Christian Fischbacher III hands over the management of the firm to his firstborn, Christian H. Fischbacher IV, who continues to lead the international group.
1998
The company's new headquarters in St. Gallen-Winkeln is completed.
2008
Christian Fischbacher IV hands over the leadership to his son Michael while retaining the role of President of the Board of Directors.
2009
Since becoming CEO, Michael Fischbacher has preserved the deep traditions of this family-owned company while introducing contemporary, award-winning fabrics and styles to a new generation.
2010
Christian Fischbacher V, joins as Sales Director. He oversees sales of Eastern Europe and Russia.
Today
CEO Michael Fischbacher and Art Director Camilla Fischbacher collaborate to expand Christian Fischbacher's unique and innovative designs globally and to introduce new products to a growing international clientele.