THE 2020 COLLECTION OF WALTER KNOLL
The German company Walter Knoll produces very high-quality furniture on an international level
for both the business and the private market. However, it started small. In 1865 Wilhelm Knoll opened
a leather workshop in which he sold luxury handbags, exclusive clothing and leather furniture.
The second generation, in the person of son dear Walter, was more ambitious
and founded a new company, which was taken over by Benz in the ’90-ies.
Sustainability and responsibility are the buzzwords of our time. Walter Knoll sees it as the company’s duty to take on this responsibility. The family-run company has been thinking and acting while keeping the bigger picture in mind for generations now. This brand has been certified as a climate-neutral manufacturer for years. The building, the production facilities, as well as the processes fulfil the highest international sustainability standards. Only the very best materials are used to ensure sustainability and environmental compatibility. And they have reduced their deployment to an absolute minimum. At the same time, they cultivate old virtues and the techniques of craftsmanship and continuously develop them further to take them into the future.
MASTERS OF MODERNITY
This confidence is based on modernity, which with its maxim of “less is more” is without doubt the most sustainable design school of all. And like the masters of modernity, Walter Knoll takes its design language from archaic patterns, colors and attributes which are interpreted with caution. The new products tell this story. A story of passion for leather, fabrics and wood, and how they use them to create furniture and spaces which move us and have meaning. What remains is of value.
THE BRAND PROMISE
EOOS is behind the design of Muud, a unique, light sofa, designed for urban, even smaller-scale floor plans. Muud unites clarity and coziness with functional diversity.
Also from EOOS is the minimalistic masterpiece Cuoio – a chair the designers reduced to such an extent that using any less material would make it float. With the design language of the 1950s in mind, Walter Knoll has added two new family members to the iconic 375 series. The 375 Barstool and the 375 Relaxchair, an armchair like a good friend.
And what these new products have in common is the brand promise of Walter Knoll. With the enduring confidence that they will remain for a long time to come – as classics.