After the Hungarian revolution of 1956, Peter Ghyczy left his native country and settled in West-Germany. He initially visited sculpture class at the art academy of Düsseldorf but soon decided to study architecture at the university in Aachen instead. With a degree in architecture, Peter Ghyczy became an employee of plastics producer Reuter in Lemförde.
In 1968, heading the design department at Reuter, his aim was to create “independent and unique pieces of furniture”. One of the products of that period is the “Garden Egg” chair. This extraordinary chair gained cult status and featured in many design exhibitions around the world. In 1972, due to the conservative attitude of manufactures, Peter Ghyczy decided to found his own company, “Ghyczy Selection”.
At that time the combination of classical ideas with modern techniques was innovative in the world of interior decoration. Some 60 products have been created since and the result is a timeless collection for the upper end of the furniture market.