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WALTER KNOLL GIVEAWAY

 

Read all about the roots of the Knoll furniture dynasty in this fascinating book, perfect for anyone interested in interior design and architecture.

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Walter Knoll
The Furniture Brand of Modernity
By teNeues

A vivid company biography of leading furniture manufacturer Walter Knoll based on its formative figures Wilhelm, Hans, and Walter Knoll and, for more than 25 years to date, Markus Benz. Walter Knoll, the book, charts the more than one-and-a-half-century-old history of this remarkable furniture dynasty, tracing the evolution of its designs in relation to key cultural and historical developments.

When the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles was recently bought by the Federal Republic of Germany and transformed into a representative “transatlantic meeting place,” it was Walter Knoll furnishings that defined its interior design and showcased German creativity and economic-cultural performance. Based in Herrenberg, near Stuttgart, the more than 150-year-old furniture business is one of the most successful furniture companies of the modern era and a global leader in the high-end furnishings segment. Walter Knoll’s impressively long history dates back to Wilhelm Knoll, the founding father of the Knoll dynasty, who first set up a leather shop in Stuttgart in 1865. Knoll rose from being a tanner and merchant to the court purveyor to the House of Wurttemberg. When his sons, Willy and Walter, took over the company in 1907, they began producing seating-introducing the first club armchair to Germany and becoming the industry’s first exporter. Their advances marked a revolution in upholstered furniture.

After founding his own company in the 1920s, Walter Knoll was a breakout sensation in the avant-garde interior design world with a landmark exhibition at the Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, under the direction of Mies van der Rohe, in 1927. His son, Hans Knoll, went to the U.S. in the 1930s and himself founded his own company, Knoll Inc., and with it, re-wrote design history. In 1993, Markus Benz, the son of Rolf Benz, joined the Knoll ranks, continuing the successful cooperation with internationally-renowned architects and designers.

You can buy your copy HERE + free UK delivery.

 

Win 1 of 3 copies of Outdoor Adventures with Children – Lake District

Half term is just around the corner, so if you’re thinking of how to keep the kids busy then this fab guide of Outdoor Adventures with Children – the Lake District is what you need.

We’ve got 3 copies to giveaway! Follow us on one of our social media platforms below to enter. Our lucky winners will be announced next week.

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Outdoor Adventures with Children – Lake District
40 family days with under 12s exploring, biking, scrambling, on the water and more
By Carl McKeating, Rachel Crolla

Guidebook to 40 outdoor adventures in the Lake District with children under 12, including hiking, biking, scrambling, boating, swimming, paddling, camping, bothying and hostelling. The adventures are graded, with alternatives given where they exist so families can embark on the level of adventure that suits them best. Similarly, the guide is designed for long-term use, so as children grow up they can progress to more exciting and challenging adventures. All featured routes have been rigorously road-tested and have got the thumbs up from the harshest of critics – the under-12s. In addition to OS mapping and easy-to-follow route description, the guide also includes invaluable practical information on bike/boat hire, bases and transport in the Lake District, plus notes on adventuring safely, getting close to nature and responsibly using national parks.

The guide is also visually appealing, showcasing stunning photography guaranteed to inspire. With its twinkling tarns for skimming stones and craggy summits for scrambling, the Lake District is a natural adventure playground for children of all ages. It is the perfect place for families to share outdoor adventures, have fun together and inspire youngsters to love and cherish wild and rural landscapes
You can buy your copy HERE + free UK delivery.