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Our Famous Reading Chairs

Our Famous Reading Chairs

‘Cherish your relaxation; make sure your idle moments are spent in comfort’ – Parker Knoll 1953

As children, there was nothing more exciting than gathering around the chair, listening to wonderful tales of big friendly giants, eccentric chocolatiers, and Grand High witches.

It was these times that opened our minds to the possibilities of creativity, ingenuity, and innovation.

You may have seen our blog post last year, detailing how we lovingly re-covered Roald Dahl’s famous Parker Knoll chair with a beautiful new fabric.

With this in mind, and with Roald Dahl day approaching on 13th September, this week’s blog focuses on our love for our classic reading chairs, and how their styles continue to withstand the test of time today.


‘When visitors are invited to sit in the Penshurst, they are apt to sit on and on and on. That’s the only snag about the Penshurst’ – Parker Knoll Advert Autumn 1969

Introduced in the early 1950’s, the classic Penshurst has over 65 years’ worth of heritage. Experience the ultimate in comfort thanks to the coiled steel wire spring system developed by Wili Knoll in WWII.

Click here to find out more about this design staple, available as part of our Classic collection in a wide range of quality fabrics and leathers.


‘Comfort and tradition, happy combined’ – Parker Knoll Book and Comfort 1975

Designed and manufactured to provide many years of comfort and support, Froxfield has been a continuous feature in the Parker Knoll collection. The elegant show wood legs and arms make this timeless side chair the perfect place to relax with an acclaimed novel and a glass of wine.

Find out more about owning your own Froxfield over on our products page.

York Recliner

‘It is true of every single Parker Knoll that the craftsmanship that goes into it ensures the lasting comfort you get out of it’ – Parker Knoll 1969

Famous for combining state-of-the-art technology with supreme comfort, our recliner chairs have always been the best of their era. This fusion of innovation and design that has followed Parker Knoll through the years provides the ultimate in support and relaxation, and the York is no exception.

As part of our Classic collection, York works perfectly for modern day life, and is available in hundreds of contemporary fabrics to compliment your current suite.

We couldn’t be prouder of our rich British heritage here at Parker Knoll, and we hope that our Sofas and Chairs continue support the future writers of tomorrow!

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