Handcrafted in Britain
The Parker Knoll 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 148 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 their 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. The 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
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 they 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. They 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.
Quality & Craftsmanship
Parker Knoll furniture is handmade in Britain by the finest craftsmen and women. Every piece they make at their factory in Derbyshire is characterised by its quality, distinctive design and attention to detail. They are very proud of the unique heritage, and these values remain at the heart of the business. Today they carefully select high quality timber and fabrics to provide the ultimate comfort and durability. Parker Knoll Upholstery is proud to have been awarded the BSI ISO 9001 QMS certificate. This is your assurance that Parker Knoll complies with stringent quality standards. Products are regularly subjected to independent testing to ensure safety, product performance, and reliability. 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. If you would like more information on caring for your Parker Knoll furniture please take the time to carefully read our Care Booklet.
Here at Arighi Bianchi we have stocked the brand from the very beginning, that’s 148 years and we’re proud to say we’re one of Parker Knoll’s Centres of Excellence. Which means we only stock the very best furniture the brand has to offer. Visit our brand new showroom, and chat with our expert staff, who are on hand to offer help and advice.