A prominent brand of modern furniture design, Walter Knoll stands out with perfect craftsmanship and durability in its vibrant living spaces. The story of the Knoll family begins with leather trade in Stuttgart, Germany in 1865. Born in 1839, Wilhelm Knoll opened his own leather shop by frequently traveling to Paris, the center of fashion, luxury and leatherwork. In 1907, his sons Willy and Walter took over the job from their father and expanded the range of products by beginning to manufacture armchairs and chairs. Walter Knoll was the first brand to introduce single armchair to Germany.
In 1938, one of his sons, Hans Knoll, traveled to the U.S. and started selling his father’s products. Having met modern architecture there, Hans Knoll opened his own company in 1939. The brand Walter Knoll grew further in the 1970s and carried out multifaceted projects such as office designs, armchairs that prioritize comfort, conference hall solutions, and comfortable seating areas for lobbies or halls. Opening its London and Paris showrooms in 2009, Walter Knoll celebrates its 150th anniversary in the industry.
For more than 20 years now, the designer Wolfgang C. R. Mezger has been one of the most inspiring progressive thinkers behind the modern office. The qualified typographer, graduate industrial designer and specialist for executive offices is in demand all over the world. He also has considerable experience in lecturing in London, Berlin and Schwäbisch Gmünd.
Harmonious concepts and intelligent details are the hallmark of Mezger’s aesthetic philosophy. He finds the answers to complex questions with simple solutions. His feeling for the spirit of the times speaks to the customer as can be seen in projects for Brunner from Germany, Artifort from the Netherlands and Davis from the USA.