Exploring Craftsmanship: A Fascinating Factory Tour at the Knoll Factory, Italy

At Tsunami Axis, we believe in celebrating the artistry and craftsmanship behind exceptional furniture design. Recently, we had the opportunity to embark on a joint trip with MillerKnoll to visit the renowned Knoll Factory in Foligno, Italy. This immersive experience allowed us to witness first-hand the meticulous process of creating iconic furniture pieces.


Unveiling the Barcelona Chair

Our tour began with a captivating sight—the Barcelona Chair in the making. Stepping into the factory, we were greeted by the rhythmic hum of machinery and the skilled hands of artisans. We witnessed the leather cutting process, the precise artistry that goes into each individual piece. And the delicate process of carefully laying the straps over the chair’s frame. A testament to the meticulous attention to detail that defines the Barcelona Chair.

Knoll Barcelona Chair

The Journey of the Womb Chair

We encountered the Womb Chair at various stages of its production cycle, from bare shell to a final, luxurious product. The product journey highlighted the craftsmanship involved in shaping the chair’s distinctive curves, ensuring aesthetics and comfort are seamlessly combined.

Knoll Womb Chair

A Glimpse of Artistry: Handsewn Furniture

To truly appreciate the artistry involved, we were fortunate to witness a skilled artisan hand-sewing furniture. Here we had a close-up view of the intricate stitching, displaying the dedication and precision required to create flawless upholstery. It was a mesmerising display of craftsmanship, reminding us of the human touch that elevates furniture from objects to masterpieces.

Connecting with Industry Professionals

Our factory tour was not only an opportunity to witness the creative process but also a chance to connect with like-minded professionals. Among the attendees were Jessica Ham, Chris Delahunt, Natalie Roberts from TP Bennett, Venessa Hermantes from Hermantes Studio, Aleksandra Romiszewski from Perkins & Will and fellow organiser Maria Eastell from MillerKnoll.

We hope you enjoyed our wrap up of the Tsunami Axis and MillerKnoll joint trip to the Knoll Factory in Foligno, Italy. For more information, please get in touch with us via the Contact page or at marketing@tsunami-axis.com

Knoll Factory Sewing

Knoll Factory

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