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Parker-Knoll


The story began in 1869 with an enthusiastic young furniture maker named Frederick Parker, who set up his own chair making business. In a small room above his father's stables, he could be seen handcrafting the finest furniture for the Victorian gentry.

Frederick was convinced that the only way to produce fine furniture for contemporary use would be by studying the 'old masters'. So he bought a library of books on furniture from the 17th to the 19th centuries, together with carvings and textiles. He faithfully drew on these models and encouraged his craftsmen to acquire and develop traditional skills.

This approach proved successful. After several years, Frederick moved from his loft room to larger production facilities throughout the East End and North London and finally to High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire in 1898. The company Frederick Parker and Sons Ltd was registered in 1904. Their handmade sofas and armchairs had a reputation for quality and excel .. [click to read more]ence, just as they have today. Their ranges include Albany, Froxfield, Hartley, Hudson, Oakham, Penshurst, Regency, Westbury and York.

The Parkers had always been excited by new innovations, so when Willi Knoll from Stuttgart, Germany, put forward a revolutionary idea for spring furniture, Frederick Parker and Sons saw the design as having great potential.

Knoll's unique idea was a tension and suspension spring made of coiled steel wire, which was attached across both the seat and back of the chair for extra comfort. Legend has it that in the First World War, a German fighter pilot, fed up with the uncomfortable seat in his fighter, got hold of some short coil springs and used them as the base for a more comfortable seat. This pilot was known to Willi Knoll and may have been the inspiration for the use of springs in his own chairs.

From this new idea, a new partnership was born. At the British Industries Fair in February 1931, the company Parker Knoll was founded.

Today the team at Parker Knoll 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.

Parker Knoll Company Video - The New Direction

This short video from Parker Knoll demonstrates how they have worked hard to strengthen the brand over the last 2 years. From their new showrooms in Long Eaton, to bespoke retail showroom and even a national billboard advertising campaign! Parker Knoll's extensive range of beautifully designed upholstery combines stylish pieces, with sumptuous comfort.


Albany 2 Seater Sofa

Albany 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1399

From £1159

Albany 3 Seater Sofa

Albany 3 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1749

From £1449

Albany Recliner Chair

Albany Recliner Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1429

From £1179

Amelie Snuggler

Amelie Snuggler
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1279

From £969

Amelie Large 2 Seater Sofa

Amelie Large 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1769

From £1339

Boston 2 Seater Sofa

Boston 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1539

From £1209

On display
Boston 3 Seater Sofa

Boston 3 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1879

From £1479

Boston Chair

Boston Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1079

From £849

Boston Leather Armchair

Boston Leather Armchair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1609

From £1269

Burghley Grand Sofa

Burghley Grand Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1929

From £1589

Burghley Armchair

Burghley Armchair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1079

From £889

Burghley 2 Seater Sofa

Burghley 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1619

From £1339

Burghley Large 2 Seater Sofa

Burghley Large 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1769

From £1459

Canterbury Armchair

Canterbury Armchair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1069

From £879

Canterbury Large 2 Seater Sofa

Canterbury Large 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £2089

From £1729

Canterbury 2 Seater Sofa

Canterbury 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1939

From £1599

Canterbury Grand Sofa

Canterbury Grand Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £2259

From £1869

Chatsworth Chair

Chatsworth Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1619

From £1339

Denver 2 Seater Sofa

Denver 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1419

From £1169

Denver Armchair

Denver Armchair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1039

From £859

Denver Large 2 Seater Sofa

Denver Large 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1709

From £1409

Denver Small 2 Seater Sofa

Denver Small 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1329

From £1089

Denver Rise and Recline Chair

Denver Rise and Recline Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1959

From £1619

On display
Devonshire Grand Sofa

Devonshire Grand Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1839

From £1519

On display
Devonshire 2 Seater Sofa

Devonshire 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1599

From £1319

Devonshire Large 2 Seater Sofa

Devonshire Large 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1729

From £1429

Etienne 2 Seater Sofa

Etienne 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1879

From £1419

Etienne Grand Sofa

Etienne Grand Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £2099

From £1589

On display
Etienne Snuggler

Etienne Snuggler
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1329

From £1009

On display
Evolution 1701 2 Seater Sofa in Leather

Evolution 1701 2 Seater Sofa in Leather
by Parker Knoll

Call for best price

Evolution 1701 Chair in Fabric

Evolution 1701 Chair in Fabric
by Parker Knoll

Call for best price

On display
Evolution 1701 Large 2 Seater Sofa in Fabric

Evolution 1701 Large 2 Seater Sofa in Fabric
by Parker Knoll

Call for best price

Evolution 1704 Chair in Leather

Evolution 1704 Chair in Leather
by Parker Knoll

Call for best price

Evolution 1704 Swivel Chair in Fabric

Evolution 1704 Swivel Chair in Fabric
by Parker Knoll

Call for best price

Evolution 1702 Chair in Leather

Evolution 1702 Chair in Leather
by Parker Knoll

Call for best price

Evolution 1702 Large 2 Seater Sofa

Evolution 1702 Large 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

Call for best price

Evolution 1703 Leather Swivel Chair

Evolution 1703 Leather Swivel Chair
by Parker Knoll

Call for best price

On display
Evolution Statesman Chair

Evolution Statesman Chair
by Parker Knoll

Call for best price

On display
Evolution Swivel Chair and Footstool

Evolution Swivel Chair and Footstool
by PARKER KNOLL

MRP £1794

Now £899

On display
Froxfield Wing Chair

Froxfield Wing Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £979

From £809

On display
Hampton 2 Seater Sofa

Hampton 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1509

From £1189

Hampton Leather Chair

Hampton Leather Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP £1579

£1249

On display
Hampton Recliner Chair

Hampton Recliner Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1969

From £1549

On display
Hampton Recliner 2 Seater Sofa

Hampton Recliner 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £2159

From £1709

Harrow Armchair

Harrow Armchair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1059

From £869

Harrow 2 Seater Sofa

Harrow 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1599

From £1319

Harrow Large 2 Seater Sofa

Harrow Large 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1819

From £1499

Hartley Wing Chair

Hartley Wing Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1039

From £859

Henley Large 2 Seater Sofa

Henley Large 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1869

From £1539

Henley 2 Seater Sofa

Henley 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1639

From £1349

Henley Chair

Henley Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1089

From £899

On display
Hudson 3 Seater Sofa

Hudson 3 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1819

From £1499

On display
Hudson Armchair

Hudson Armchair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1039

From £859

On display
Hudson 2 Seater Sofa

Hudson 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1489

From £1229

Isabelle Chair

Isabelle Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1069

From £809

Isabelle Snuggler

Isabelle Snuggler
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1239

From £939

Isabelle Large 2 Seater Sofa

Isabelle Large 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1739

From £1319

On display
Isabelle 2 Seater Sofa

Isabelle 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1629

From £1229

On display
Juliette Chair

Juliette Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1149

From £869

Lincoln 3 Seater Sofa

Lincoln 3 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1569

From £1299

Lincoln 2 Seater Sofa

Lincoln 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1249

From £1029

Lucien Armchair

Lucien Armchair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1209

From £909

Matisse Snuggler Chair

Matisse Snuggler Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1309

From £989

On display
Matisse Large 2 Seater Sofa

Matisse Large 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1889

From £1429

Matisse 2 Seater Sofa

Matisse 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1729

From £1309

Mitford Accent Chair

Mitford Accent Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1069

From £889

Montana Armchair

Montana Armchair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1099

From £909

Montana 2 Seater Sofa

Montana 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1739

From £1439

Montana Large 2 Seater Sofa

Montana Large 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1879

From £1559

Newark Grand Pillow Back Sofa

Newark Grand Pillow Back Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1949

From £1609

Newark Large 2 Seater Pillow Back Sofa

Newark Large 2 Seater Pillow Back Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1769

From £1459

Newark Large 2 Seater Formal Back Sofa

Newark Large 2 Seater Formal Back Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1769

From £1459

Newark Armchair

Newark Armchair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1049

From £859

Newark Grand Formal Back Sofa

Newark Grand Formal Back Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1949

From £1609

Oakham Large 2 Seater Sofa

Oakham Large 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1949

From £1539

On display
Oakham 3 Seater Sofa

Oakham 3 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1949

From £1539

Oakham Armchair

Oakham Armchair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1139

From £899

Penshurst Wing Chair

Penshurst Wing Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1119

From £919

Regency Wing Chair

Regency Wing Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1159

From £949

Seattle 2 Seater Sofa

Seattle 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1489

From £1229

Seattle Armchair

Seattle Armchair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1039

From £859

Seattle 3 Seater Sofa

Seattle 3 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1819

From £1499

Sienna High Back Chair

Sienna High Back Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1169

From £959

Sienna Low Back Chair

Sienna Low Back Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1119

From £919

Sinatra Wing Chair

Sinatra Wing Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1149

From £949

Sloane Chair

Sloane Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1149

From £949

Sloane Snuggler

Sloane Snuggler
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1409

From £1159

Sloane 2 Seater Sofa

Sloane 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £2129

From £1759

Sloane Grand Sofa

Sloane Grand Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £2289

From £1889

Sophie Chair

Sophie Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £979

From £809

Westbury Large 2 Seater Sofa

Westbury Large 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1689

From £1399

Westbury Grand Sofa

Westbury Grand Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £2029

From £1669

On display
Westbury 2 Seater Sofa

Westbury 2 Seater Sofa
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1599

From £1319

Westbury Armchair

Westbury Armchair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1009

From £839

York Chair

York Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1149

From £949

York Manual Recliner Chair

York Manual Recliner Chair
by Parker Knoll

MRP From £1469

From £1219