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Renowned for supplying high quality upholstered furniture for the home, Parker Knoll is one the most well established upholstery brands in the UK today. Hand built by expert craftsmen since 1869, they produce beautifully comfortable sofas, chairs and furniture accessories that add a touch of style to any home.

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:

Parker Knoll Montana
Parker Knoll Oakham
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Hand Made In The UK

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 Lenleys in-store at Canterbury, 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 Lenleys of Canterbury 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.

Sofa Ranges


Parker Knoll Albany

Clean lines with a compact arm that serves its purpose without wasting space. The Albany comes with a wide selection of size options, including a corner group seating solution. Finished in soft fabric or luxury leather with reclining options and wooden legs.

Canterbury Classic

Parker Knoll Canterbury Classic

A charming, classic shape that emanates cool, British, club house style. Deep filled seat and back cushions ensure supreme comfort and maintain its wonderful shape throughout its lifespan. Available in a range of leathers, colours and sizes, as well as armchair.


Parker Knoll Hudson

Beautiful in leather for more of a contemporary look or soften it up with fabric covers. Comprising of 3 seater, 2 seater and chair, along with recliner options and if you would like an aid, to help with standing up, choose the lift n rise chair.


Parker Knoll Montana

All so often the best things are simple and clean by design, the Montana is a perfect example. Available as a large two seater, standard two seater, chair and footstool with either light oak, mahogany or teak effect for the wooden legs. A truly exceptional addition to any home.


Parker Knoll Oakham

Timeless classic that is the true backbone of traditional furniture available in todays market. Stylish rolled “P” shaped curved back arm, held aloft by the brass castors on a turned wooden leg. The Encore fibre filled seats mean comfort has never felt so good.


Parker Knoll Westbury

Classic Parker Knoll range that offers a slightly more contemporary twist on this traditional look, by introducing wider, large panel back cushions. Grand sofa, large two seater, standard two seater and Chair all available in a wide selection of colours, fabric or leather.

Online to In-store at Lenleys

Maintaining a really clear transparency between our website, sales team and showroom display, is very important for customers and for Lenleys. 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.

Chairs Came First

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.

Parker Knoll Froxfield Chair
Parker Knoll Fairford Sofa
Parker Knoll Production Process

Parker Knoll Presents Quality

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 Lenleys store team for details.

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