About us

Established for over 150 years, Parker Knoll is well renowned for designing and developing the best of British sofas and chairs to the highest possible quality.

Today, in our state-of-the-art factory in rural Nottinghamshire, our founders commitment is still at the heart of everything that we do: to produce beautiful, high-quality designs with the utmost style.

Our highly skilled teams of expert craftsman and designers are committed to continuing to create sofas and chairs that provide the ultimate comfort experience, but it doesn’t stop there. All of our collections add a hint of luxurious style to your home through our beautiful designs, luxury fabric ranges and exceptional attention to detail.

Every Parker Knoll piece is handmade to order in our Nottingham factory. We are so confident in the quality of all of our sofas and chairs that each purchase comes with a 25 year guarantee.

Our story, 150 years of great British design

From humble beginnings in a simple workshop in London, our story is a thoroughly British tale.

Experience the Parker Knoll story and delve into a tale of British craft and designs throughout London, High Wycombe and the East Midlands. From furnishing the homes of Victorian gentry, to involvement in the war, to manufacturing the first new generation recliners during the 60s, we invite you to explore the Parker Knoll story.

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Our Designers

Our in-house design team, based in Nottinghamshire, at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, take pride in designing and developing the finest of furniture. Each piece is designed to encompass comfort, exquisite detailing, and luxury style, these are true to the founding principles of Parker Knoll when it was born in 1869.

Our factory

In 2016 we moved to our new purpose-built, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Castlewood, Nottinghamshire. Our new home continues to facilitate Parker Knoll’s evolution in line with continuing to design and develop the best of British sofas and chairs.

Quality & Craftsmanship

Frederick Parker took pride in designing and developing the finest furniture using the best of British craftsmanship. He learnt his craft from his father, a cabinet maker, and then later passed these skills onto his sons. These founding principles remain at the core of the business today as Parker Knoll continue to lead the market in design, technology and innovation.

The craft of comfort

Over the past 150 years the Parker Knoll brand has grown through periods of key trend and distinct style, today our collections are a reflection of this. Our comfort engineers have worked to develop the seating for all our collections ensuring you have the ultimate comfort experience, every time you sit.

Attention to Detail

Every piece we make at our factory in Nottinghamshire is characterised by its quality, distinctive design and attention to detail.

A Unique Heritage

We are very proud of our unique heritage, and these values remain at the heart of our business. Our wealth of experience spans over three centuries, and over this time as a brand we have built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

Handmade in Britain

Parker Knoll furniture is handmade in our Nottinghamshire factory by a highly skilled team of craftsmen and women who bring their time-honoured refined skills to production every single day.

Our Commitment

Parker Knoll Upholstery is proud to have been awarded the BSI ISO 9001 QMS certificate. This is your assurance that we at Parker Knoll comply with stringent quality standards. The ISO 9001 QMS at Parker Knoll is continually assessed demonstrating our commitment to continual improvement, customer satisfaction and always maintaining the highest possible standards.