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 140 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 the dedicated team of craftsmen and women, based in rural Derbyshire, bring their experience and high standards to production today.