Rösler

The sound that brings people together: pianos with a tradition dating back to 1878, able to create a unique atmosphere now as then. Relish their fine sound and let yourself drift away, whether playing yourself or listening to your loved ones.

History

Production of upright and grand pianos under Rösler name dates back to the second half of the 19th century. 1878 is considered the official date when Gustav Rösler founded the company, building in Česká Lípa one of the most significant factories of its kind in the entire Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. After his death in 1891 his wife ran the firm, until in 1899 her brother Ludwig Gatter bought the firm and gradually expanded and modernised it. The firm was represented on the domestic market in all large retailers, and was successful abroad as well. Its sales area included the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Great Britain and South Africa.

The firm developed further after the creation of the Czechoslovak Republic, when L. Gatter’s sons took it over. Rösler instruments were exported to 18 countries. After the Second World War the factory was occupied, with Antonín Duda, a specialist from Dalibor Pianos in Zákolany, being appointed national manager. At that time the company was producing as many as 10 pianos a month. The firm continued to prosper until the February putsch of 1948, when it was nationalised.

After 1993 Rösler was bought by PETROF, Europe’s leading piano maker. Today, PETROF still produces Rösler pianos, making active commercial use of the name.

 

The instruments

Rösler pianos are designed in PETROF’s development workshop in Hradec Králové and produced under licence in China in conformity with the technical documentation of PETROF’s Technology Department under the technical supervision of its employees.

Rösler pianos represent an ideal compromise between price and quality and form an essential component of the „PETROF Brand Family“. They are perfect for beginners, but more experienced pianists will also appreciate their quality.

 

RÖSLER R 118 upright piano

Rösler upright pianos are modern instruments which offer:

  • time-proven frame type based on long European tradition  
  • modern sound-board design resistant to climatic changes
  • functional and popular PETROF design, an interesting home interior feature 

RÖSLER brand

Kořeny firmy a značky Rösler nalezneme v druhé polovině 19. století v široce rozvětvené rodině Röslerů na území severních Čech a Saska. Za oficiální rok založení továrny Rösler je považován rok 1878 a zakladatelem byl Gustav Rösler.

Ludwik Gatter se stal majitelem v roce 1900, když odkoupil firmu od své sestry Heleny Röslerové. Rozšířil a zmodernizoval výrobu, v roce 1903 získal titul c.k. dvorní dodavatel a úspěšně se prezentoval v zahraničí. Nástroje Rösler vyvážel do Velké Británie a Jižní Afriky.

Po osamostatnění České republiky nastala éra rozkvětu firmy. I když Ludwik Rösler v roce 1928 zemřel, dokázal vychovat zdatné nástupce, syny Reinera a Waltra. Ti byli nejen skutečnými odborníky a prvotřídními konstruktéry, ale i zdatnými obchodníky, a tak se vynikající nástroje značky Rösler vyvážely do 18 států nejen Evropy.

Za více než 70 let existence rodinné firmy Rösler si tato značka vybudovala tak silné postavení, že po zániku firmy se udržela na trhu dalších téměř 60 let. Po více jak 115 letech od založení se majitelem značky Rösler stala firma PETROF, přední výrobce pian v Evropě.
RÖSLER R 126 upright piano
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