Bruno Rey (Born 1935) Bruno Rey, born in Brugg in 1935, was a cabinetmaker apprentice before taking interior design lessons from Willy Guhl at the Zurich School of Applied Arts. After a few years working in architectural companies in Switzerland and abroad, he opened his own studio in 1968. He very quickly developed quite innovative design and assembly techniques for a new type of wooden chair. Mass produced in 1971 by Dietiker in Basel, the Rey chair has become the most famous Swiss chair and equips many communities, thanks to its great robustness, its practicality (it is stackable) and its aerial design. Always for Dietiker, and in collaboration with the famous designer Charles Polin, Rey also developed the Patron and the Quadro stacking chair.