Cabinet makers Dzierla and Son

A little bit of our History

Zygmunt Dzierla Senior opened the cabinet-making business in 1933, under the name of Furniture Factory of Master Carpenter Zygmunt Dzierla. He had started his training by apprenticing with cabinet-makers in Jarocin. At the age of nineteen he moved to Warsaw where he had continued his training at the Museum of Arts and Crafts. In 1945 he returned to the burned capital after the Second World War and took active part in helping rebuilding the city. His first orders came from hospitals, universities and government institutions (e.g. benches and desks still found today in the Auditorium Maximum of the University of Warsaw were made during those years).

The following years were difficult, but Zygmunt Dzierla was soon able to return to hi fine-furniture making, receiving quite a lot of international orders through the Foreing Trade Bureau “Prodimex”.

The turning point came in 1970 with a commission to refurnish newly rebuilt Royal Castle in Warsaw. It took over twenty years of intensive labour to make more than six hundred pieces, reproduced from old photographs, drawings or fragments of old furnishing. “This has been an incredible project”, Zygmunt Dzierla Junior says, who joined his father’s business in 1980.

In 2006 Zygmunt Senior passed away, leaving the legacy of his fine craftsmanship not only to his son and grandson but also to the other fifty artists whom he had trained. Today the firm is run by Zygmunt Dzierla Junior and his son, Maciej Zygmunt.

Technologies

Using traditional techniques and quality materials, We specialise in designing and making both traditional and contemporary furniture. The basic body of a high-quality furniture piece is usually made in solid wood like oak, cherry, walnut, birch. Those woods are also used for ornamental trims. To add a finer, more elegant look, the furniture is covered with wood veneer like mahogany, iroko, sapeli or coco-bolo.

The various wood colours and natural grains also make an intricate inlaid work possible. We also use gilding, carving and marquetry to further decorate our furniture. To finish, we use french-polish, wax or oil.

We also work with a variety of materials including blockboard, plywood, hardwood, softwood, veneered and moisture resistant MDF boards, finished to the clients choice polished, sprayed or painted.