HIRT swiss descending windows - History


Room openings have tradition and a bright future

Today, HIRT swiss descending windows emphasize the unique features of architecture around the world. The success story began in 1988, with committed development work in a metal construction company in Zurich, a family-owned business that stands for Swiss quality. Stefan Hirt is the visionary who explored all of the possibilities of the descender front and developed it into the perfect solution for borderless room openings.

The HIRT SF 90 model has been in use for over two decades. With the HIRT SF Special, futuristic ideas involving the fusion of interior and exterior spaces into ever more gigantic dimensions become reality.

Stefan Hirt was influenced by a giant of modern architecture, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. With steel, glass and concrete, Mies van der Rohe used his “less is more” creative principle to design fascinating buildings – with a clearness which is still absolutely convincing in the 21st century and influences many architects. Mies van der Rohe turned the new technical possibilities of his time into a tool box, which he used to develop pioneering space concepts. He developed steel support structures that allow a high variability of the floor space and a large surface glazing of the facades. The Villa Tugendhat in Brünn, which was built according to his plans, is considered a milestone of modern architecture. On the garden side, a giant glass front opens up the room. Two elements can be completely lowered into the floor.