Walter Knoll creates living spaces. With masterly craftsmanship, fine materials and lasting design. Furniture from Walter Knoll fulfils the desire for quality of life. For 150 years. For the international lifestyle of today.
Walter Knoll is known as a furniture brand of modernity. Founded in 1865 with a “leather shop” in Stuttgart, Germany, the company continues to make its mark in the history of furniture: it has created classic pieces and icons of the avant-garde. Since the end of the last century, the company has grown considerably, has increased its output twelve-fold and today is one of the leading manufacturers in the international high-end furnishings segment.
Together with renowned architects and designers, including Norman Foster and Pearson Lloyd from Great Britain, EOOS from Austria, Ben van Berkel from the Netherlands, Kengo Kuma from Japan and Claudio Bellini from Italy, the company creates furniture and furnishes the interiors of buildings worldwide. For corporate offices, social and public buildings and headquarters. Projects range from the European Central Bank in Frankfurt to the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, from restaurants in Stockholm to conference rooms in Tokyo, from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and banks in Dubai to the Hearst Building in New York.
More than 130 international design awards over the last twenty years show the design competence of the company. The first Design Management Europe Award presented in 2007 is a characteristic example.
Inspiring relationships. Walter Knoll is the official partner of the Porsche Team at the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and is furnishing Porsche’s hospitality service with upholstered furniture. A special brand appearance in which the motorsport fascination of this sports car manufacturer, steeped as it is in tradition, and the top-quality products by Walter Knoll become truly palpable.