Walter Knoll Behind the Scenes

The company’s HQ in Herrenberg demonstrates the vitality of the brand Walter Knoll. The architecture tells the story of high-tech and craftsmanship, reveals an inspiring interior and provides an insight into the corporate culture. Together with several architects we went to Herrenberg to explore the Walter Knoll world behind the scenes.

Craftsmanship par excellence

An item of furniture – a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Traditional craftsmanship, select materials and technological precision all play their part in achieving the perfect form. Experts in leather and fabric, cutting and sewing as well as experienced masters of upholstery craftsmanship – specialists of different professions rise to the challenge of finding the best result in terms of design, comfort, function and ergonomics.

Walter Knoll
Walter Knoll

Leather

Masterly tradition. Walter Knoll has more than 150 years of expertise in leatherwork. Handed down from generation to generation. Supple, individually natural leathers in brilliant colors are the result of our close cooperation with specialists from the best tanneries.

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Walter Knoll
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Sewing

Clear seam construction diagrams, precise seams, exact piping – hallmarks of top quality in upholstered furniture. Long years of experience working with fabrics and leather, an understanding of how best to combine the pieces, and extreme dexterity for the fine seams are the basis of this. Stitch after stitch. For absolute perfection.

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Cutting

Cutting leather is about craftsmanship and high-tech. Expert craftsmanship and the trained eye of a skilled workman combine with the technical performance of state-of-the-art leather cutters. Experienced and down to the very last detail, perfectly and precisely.

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Upholstering

In Upholstery, the furniture is given its tailor-made suit. By traditional craftsmen, masters of their trade. Precision and physical strength, expert skills and long years of experience make upholstery craftsmanship an art form. A profession which Walter Knoll has been engaged in and passed on for generations.

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