Having enjoyed 147 years, since launching Parker Knoll, the company have attained an indepth knowledge about what is important for customers today. Their design portfolio is now rather large, and full of choice, you will find fabulously comfortable sofas and chairs that have well proportioned seats, arms and feet. The collection is now so diverse Parker Knoll has very helpfully published three brochures. All of the products viewed can be ordered in bespoke variations by calling or coming in store to Lenleys, Canterbury, where one of our experts will be happy to help. Click the links below to view:
Its nice to know that you can still rely on some brands to always produce high quality products and in this instance Parker Knoll do so from new, purpose built, state of the art manufacturing facility, opened in 2016 in Nottinghamshire.
British Standards award certification for companies that can constantly reach and maintain stringent quality levels, in this case BSI ISO 9001 QMS has been awarded for continual achievement. This means buying furniture made by Parker Knoll is your way of tapping into 147 years of sofa expertise. This is backed up, not only by reputable retailers like Lenleys, but also very closely monitored for British Standard compliance. Further to this, all frames come with a 25 year assembly guarantee and 5yrs for motion actions.
To view the collection visit Clarkes in-store at Maidstone, Parker Knoll is being showcased on the ground floor with a full complement of swatches that show the vast array of fabric or leather coverings available. At Clarkes we have a long history with Parker Knoll which serves our team well, each team member has extensive knowledge about the collection and all the options that are available, so why not visit the store today for more details.
Maintaining a really clear transparency between our website, sales team and showroom display, is very important for customers and for Clarkes. These days buying online after visiting a store, can be quite disconnected. If you are happy dealing with a particular member of our sales team in-store, you can carry this relationship on, via our website. When you reach the checkout stage, there is an option to select the member of staff you dealt within-store, meaning you can continue that association, ensuring continuity of our personal service.
Furniture should be designed to last, after all, it is not an everyday purchase. At the Parker Knoll factory, using quality materials comes as standard, the clever bit is in the assembly. Before you can build any furniture you need a design, once this is in place, patterns are created and models are produced.
Way back in 1921, Willi Knoll had plans to modernise comfort, he developed a revolutionary coiled steel wire spring. These springs transformed the flexibility of the seating, while increasing the comfort by such a big margin. They became an overnight success and the design remains the same to this day, still being widely used. Parker Knoll in 1950 cemented its place in history as one of the best fireside chair producers and incredibly the very same Penshurst chair, remains a firm favourite, even to this day, nearly 70 years on. Success with chairs did not stop there. In 1966 Parker Knoll launched the Cornwell Norton recliner chair, this once again improved comfort, in what was a huge leap forward, increasing their noteriety in furniture even more.
Being confident enough to offer a 25 year frame guarantee, proves Parker Knoll have great belief it what they produce. We all know strong foundations are the key to longevity, which is why Parker Knoll only uses carefully selected, quality timbers. This penchant for quality drips through to all the other materials, such as: springs, glues, screws, foams, fibres, fabrics and leathers. Proudly pouring all these wonderful components into every design, to create beautiful furniture that is hand finished by the highly skilled crafters.
Even with their 100,000 sq ft manufacturing base, holding stock in every combination and colour would probably require several more of these vast spaces. Like most bespoke suppliers, the only effective way to manage any form of high volume, while retaining quality with a wide choice of options, is to tailor make each order. This will normally involve allowing extra time for the process to be complete, usually 6-8 wks during non seasonal holiday periods, although from time to time, this can either be shorter or longer, to confirm the latest expected delivery times, please contact Clarkes store team for details.