Thinking ecologically, acting responsibly and sustainably – we have lived these principles at Walter Knoll from the very beginning. Sustainability is a central benchmark in every area of our company, from product design to the architecture of our buildings. Our focus is on concepts that endure from one generation to the next. As a family business, we act in a socially conscious, fair, and environmental manner.
Walter Knoll is the furniture brand of modernity. Minimalism and the careful use of resources are in our DNA. The thought leaders of the Bauhaus sought to use raw materials efficiently and without waste. Our design approach: to create aesthetics of timeless validity. Our furniture is designed to accompany your life, throughout the years and decades to come.
Through the conscious selection of materials and the efficient, economical use of energy, we contribute to the environmentally friendly use of natural resources. Short distances and a high degree of flexibility thanks to cooperation with partner companies from the region are also part of our sustainability concept.
We offset all emissions that are impossible or difficult to avoid by purchasing environmental certificates that promote and support alternative energies such as wind power. In doing this this we meet Scope 3, the highest possible standard of the DGM’s Climate Pact label.
We are certified as a climate-neutral furniture manufacturer, and our architecture reflects this. Its clear shapes and high-quality materials are designed to stand the test of time. Optimized insulation and powerful heat pumps, concrete core temperature control and sprinkler tanks for heat storage, as well as photovoltaic systems and retention basins, complete our ecological concept. Through photovoltaics, we save around 200 tons of CO2 annually.
A second production center is located 10 kilometers from Herrenberg. The production hall was honored by the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects as an "exemplary building".
The new multifunctional hall for assembly, production, and logistics complements the existing production building. Architect Hansulrich Benz has succeeded in combining the requirements for high-performance production and logistics with contemporary, sustainable architecture.
All materials and products from Walter Knoll comply with strict tests for durability, safety, material quality, emissions, and environmental compatibility. They may be tested initially in our own test laboratory, or later by independent external institutes.