Wilhelm Knoll starts producing seating in Stuttgart and founds his “leather shop”.
Wilhelm Knoll is supplier to the royal court of Württemberg.
The leather furnishings factory (Ledermöbelfabrik) becomes the leather seating factory (Ledersitzmöbelfabrik Wilhelm Knoll).
Sons Walter and Wilhelm (known as Willy) take over the Wilhelm Knoll company. Wilhelm Knoll opens branches in Vienna and St. Petersburg.
Nestra models on a woodenframe basis go into series production.
Walter Knoll founds his own upholstered furniture factory “Walter Knoll”. Unlike Wilhelm Knoll, Walter Knoll stops using leather, preferring to use fabrics; a range of colours is also introduced.
The patented Antimott system is a great success for Wilhelm Knoll. The Prodomo system by Walter Knoll causes a stir and makes for good sales.
1927 The drilled mott became the trademark of the “Antimott” programme.
Start of tubular steel furniture manufacture at Walter Knoll. In spite of the economic crisis, the companies Walter and Wilhelm Knoll both expand.
Walter Knoll moves 40 kilometres from Stuttgart to Herrenberg. Continuous expansion as well as extension of the collection in both companies.
Walter Knoll’s son Hans, together with his wife Florence, founds “Knoll International” in America.
Expansion comes to a standstill at Walter and Wilhelm Knoll. Production has to concentrate on manufacturing articles important for the war.
Serious bomb damage causes the Walter Knoll production to be closed. The company faces a new start.
Serious war damage at Wilhelm Knoll too. Production is also restarted in Stuttgart with the help of Dieter Knoll, Willy’s son.
Robert Knoll becomes a partner at Walter Knoll.
To help with the rebuilding, Hans Knoll presents the company Walter Knoll with the successful Vostra model, a beechwood armchair belted at the back.
The Furniture Fair in Cologne is the breakthrough for furniture by Wilhelm Knoll.
Dieter Knoll takes over the running of the company Wilhelm Knoll after the death of his father, Willy.
Dieter Knoll founds the company “Dieter Knoll” in Austria.
Extension of the Walter Knoll company premises in Herrenberg.
Walter Knoll retires. The company is handed over to Robert Knoll and Dr. Walter Combe.
Walter Knoll dies, aged 94.
Wilhelm Knoll presents products at the Furniture Fair in Milan for the first time.
Walter Knoll successfully introduces office furniture to its range.
Stephan Combe and Michael Knoll become Managing Directors of Walter Knoll.
Walter Knoll takes over the company Wilhelm Knoll and continues to sell the products as the “Wilhelm Knoll Collection”.
Walter Knoll is taken over by the Rolf Benz family. Markus Benz becomes Managing Director.
Growth. Additional production site in Mötzingen, near Herrenberg.
Inauguration of the multifunctional building in Herrenberg.
Walter Knoll founds subsidiary company „Walter Knoll Australia“.
Opening of Walter Knoll showrooms in London and Paris.
Opening of Walter Knoll showrooms in Mumbai and Beijing.
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