Geschichte (EN) 2017-05-19T15:42:52+00:00

History

Based on the 1866 founded Glasmalerei-Werkstätten Derix, DERIX GLASSTUDIOS Taunusstein have developed to be a worldwide well known company, with a reputation for manufacturing architectural art glass of highest quality.

Nowadays, the studio is combining tradition and the most recent glass technologies – always ready to respond to new challenges responding to the needs of and in close cooperation with artists, designers, architects and project developers.

SETTING THE COURSE FOR THE FUTURE

2016

company anniversary 150 Years

2015

Rainer Schmitt becomes new proprietor, Chairman and CEO/MD of DERIX GLASSTUDIOS Taunusstein.

FIFTH GENERATION

2011

Rainer Schmitt joins the company and the Management Team

2008

The 100 years anniversary of the appointment “Pontifical stained glass studio“ by Pope Pius X

1999

Establishment of a sales office in Oakland, CA

1996

Barbara Derix, daughter of Wilhelm Derix IV, joins the company

FOURTH GENERATION

1991

125 years anniversary of DERIX GLASSTUDIOS and building of a new show room site in Taunusstein

1989

Opening of a subsidiary in Bloensdorf, Brandenburg

1985

Establishment of a representing office in England with Andrew Moore in London

1983

The sister of Wilhelm Derix IV, Ursula Derix-Rothfuss joins the company

1974

Opening of a subsidiary in Taunusstein close to Frankfurt

1970

Wilhelm Derix IV, born 1946, the son of Ludwig Derix, joins the company

THIRD GENERATION

1946

Takeover of the art glass studio Ludwig Wilhelm in Rottweil by Wilhelm Derix III, subsequently to be managed by his brother Ludwig Derix, born 1912

1945

Establishing a restoration studio at the Cathedral workshop in Cologne

1941

Separation of the studios, Willi Derix moves to Düsseldorf

1922

Wilhelm Derix III, called Willi, born 1904, joined the company

SECOND GENERATION

1911

Establishment of the first US representative office at CLINTON GLASS Chicago

1910

Fabrication of art glass for the Chapel in Rome, Italy

1908

Fabrication of an art glass piece for the Scalo PioX in Rome, Italy

Appointed knight of the Papal Order of St. Sylvester and appointed “Pontifical stained glass studio“ by of Pope Pius X

1903

Wilhelm Derix II, born 1872, took over management of the studio in Goch.

His brother Heinrich Derix I, born 1869, took over management of the studio in Kevelaer

FIRST GENERATION

1896

Errichtung einer Filiale in Kevelaer

1866

Foundation of the glass studio in Goch by Wilhelm Derix I.

His two sons were apprentices of the traditional painter Friedrich Stummel in Krefeld.