Montis was established in 1974. Modern design with superior seating comfort took priority right from the start. The collection is characterized by the distinctive color combinations in various special leathers and material properties, and the trademark design features with a personal, human character. Montis has always strongly believed in its ideas and techniques, even when these went against the grain of establishment. The production method whereby the body of a chair or sofa was “given its jacket” was relatively unknown. In this way, Montis set itself apart from other companies within the sector. Montis still uses this method of upholstery on many of its models.
When Gerard van den Berg left the company in 1990, Gijs Papavoine became the new lead designer along with owner Paul van den Berg. His way of applying shapes has been of a big significance for the exclusive market position that Montis has now and also for its design features in general.
Since the early 90s, new designers have been brought aboard to design products based on the same principals. Among these designers were Niels Bendtsen, Arnold Mercx, Marie Christine Dorner and Gert Batenburg. Since 2004 Montis also has worked with designers like Dick Spierenburg, Karel Boonzaaijer, Studio Job, Alain Berteau and Demakersvan.
Montis is continuously looking for new materials and techniques that can be used for the design and development of surprising and innovative models that satisfy the highest and latest quality requirements and new contemporary needs.