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Pure materials – new fabric and leather

Chair Votteler Chair

The best design is nothing without the right materials. Excellent products can only be created if they are shaped in select materials: natural, exclusive fabrics, the very best leather, elegant woods, premium natural stone.

New fabrics and leathers extend the Walter Knoll philosophy of "Natural Elegance". Inspired by nature, they reflect the zeitgeist and represent the company's expertise in trend-setting interiors.


Soft wool with brilliant threads of metallic yarn passing through it: our new fabric "Anni" shapes modern lifestyle. Walter Knoll developed this special woollen fabric together with fabric designer Helmut Scheufele and the former hand weaving mill Maute, taking inspiration from the design language of the living culture of the fifties.

Design for Living: born of a new understanding of living with art and design.

The fabric "Anni" is a tribute to Anni Albers – an outstanding and formative fabric designer of modernity. As one of the few women who taught at the Bauhaus, Anni Albers experimented with new materials. She later taught at the renowned Black Mountain College in North Carolina, USA, and developed exceptional wovens and abstract fabrics. Anni Albers saw fabrics as an art form: and this is how she opened up new paths to understanding art and design - lasting constants of our everyday life.


Passion for leather: Walter Knoll's expertise with leather extends back to 1865. Supple, individually natural leathers of outstanding quality in sophisticated colours are the result of our close cooperation with specialists from the best tanneries. The company has developed special expertise in working with saddle leather, which is authentic, striking and very strong.

The new leather "Paco" – similar to saddle leather – is the perfect extension to the collection when it comes to frequent and challenging use. Its coating ensures it is particularly durable. Its robustness and the fact that it is easy to clean also render it perfect for use on office premises.

Elegant, supple and very strong: "Paco" leather defines flowing lines and precise edges.