Handcrafted in Britain
Our story is a thoroughly British tale. From humble beginnings in a simple workshop in London, the Parker Knoll business steadily grew over time. Its home for many years was in the heart of Chipping Norton, and today the business is firmly based in Riddings, Derbyshire. Throughout its incredible 140 year history, Parker Knoll has established itself at the heart of furniture manufacturing in the United Kingdom.
In 1869 Frederick Parker created the chair making business that was to become Parker Knoll and quickly established the business as a high quality upholstery manufacturer. He took pride in designing and developing the finest furniture, using the best of British craftsmanship. Those founding principles remain at the core of our business, and our dedicated team of craftsmen and women, based in rural Derbyshire, bring their experience and high standards to production today.
Market Leading Design
At Parker Knoll innovation is a way of life. Our founder was a highly creative designer, who continually sought to improve and innovate the way furniture could be made to enhance the seating experience. His partnership with Willi Knoll showed his breadth of vision, embracing a radical new concept, which ensured that Parker Knoll were the first furniture company to use a revolutionary new spring system.
This innovation would ultimately set new standards for comfort in domestic upholstery. Consequently, if you mention the word “recliner” today, people will instinctively think of Parker Knoll.
Beautifully Made for Generations
We are very proud of our unique heritage. The latest Parker Knoll collection brings you the very best of classic sofas and elegant chairs, the latest developments in recliners and the finest fabrics and leathers which we have sourced from around the world. Frederick Parker approached the development of fine furniture with a simple goal – to transform the everyday sitting experience. Today the team at Parker Knoll continue to work to this core principle when introducing new designs to suit today’s lifestyles and the modern day consumer. We continue to innovate and lead the market in design, technology and fabric development, bringing you beautifully made furniture which provides unparalleled comfort and timeless design.