There are a lot of sofa manufacturers on the German furniture market. With our list we would like to bring a little light into the darkness. We present 10 of the most famous German sofa manufacturers. Many of them still say “Made in Germany”. The photos were taken at the international furniture and interior design fair | imm cologne 2020. The booths of the sofa manufacturers Rolf Benz, Koinor, Cor, Walter Knoll and Bretz have remained in our memory.
Rolf Benz – nothing but wunderbar
Rolf Benz is probably the best known German upholstered furniture brand and since its inception has stood for good design and quality workmanship. If the sofa manufacturer used to stand for luxury and brought a touch of decadence with it, it has already arrived in the middle of society for some time.
With the idea of the living landscape, the trained upholsterer Rolf Benz founded the company “bmp” (Benz Möbel Programme) in 1964 to develop novel and functional sofas. The somewhat bumpy company name was changed to “Rolf Benz” in 1972. In the following years, the company developed into the market leader in the high-quality upholstered furniture segment.
Company founder Rolf Benz left the company in 1998. The Hüls(ta) Group became the company owner. Since 2018, the sofa manufacturer from Baden-Württemberg has been in Chinese hands.
The sofa classics from Rolf Benz
Probably the most famous Rolf Benz sofas are the “322”, “6500”, “Linea” and “Dono”. The Rolf Benz 2000 living landscape gained fame through its TV presence. For years, Wetten Dass host Thomas Gottschalk welcomed his guests on this upholstered furniture.
Facts about Rolf Benz
|Sofas, armchairs, coffee tables, carpets, accessories, chairs, dining tables, box furniture, beds
|Quantity of sofas
Contact details of Rolf Benz
Koinor – Sofas von Freunden für Freunde.
For over 60 years, Koinor has been producing high-quality upholstered furniture for sitting and relaxing. As a self-proclaimed specialist in function, innovation and design, the sofa manufacturer is one of the best sofa brands in the world. About 500 sofas leave production every day and are delivered to dealers throughout Europe and worldwide.
Already 3 years before the official foundation, in 1953, the first furniture was produced in an old kiosk. As early as 1960, 60 employees were working for Koinor and, with the help of the latest technology, increased production considerably. Today, hundreds of thousands of square meters of leather and fabric are processed into high-quality seating furniture by long-serving employees.
The sofa classics from Koinor
Among the most famous Koinor sofas are the “Famous” and the “Edit” with its swivel individual seats.
Facts about Koinor
|Sofas, armchairs, couches, coffee tables, chairs, dining tables
|Quantity of sofas
Contact details of Koinor
brühl – feelinggood
The cornerstone of its entrepreneurial activity. The headquarters was moved to Bad Steben and originally positioned itself as a manufactory for mattress and upholstered furniture. The focus early on was on the production of high-quality, ecological and sustainable furniture. For its exemplary environmental friendliness, the sofa manufacturer brühl was the first furniture manufacturer in Germany to be awarded the “Blue Angel” eco-label in 2009.
Many excellent designs originate from Roland Meyer-Brühl and his wife Gitta. Even today, in the third generation, daughter Kati designs modern upholstered furniture, complementing the classic collection.
The sofa classics from Brühl
The most famous designs are the sofa “roro” designed in 1998 and the sofa “moule” developed in 2003. Today they are classics on the furniture market.
Facts about Brühl
|Bad Steben, Deutschland
|Sofas, sofa beds, armchairs, couches and chaise lounges, chairs, benches, coffee tables, tables, shelves, wardrobes.
|Quantity of sofas
|ca. 35 (incl. sofa beds)
Contact details of Brühl
COR seating furniture – timeless elegance
The “factory for the production of seating furniture” was founded in 1954 by Helmut Lübke. The current name COR is derived from the company logo, which is adorned with a heart (Latin: cor). COR stands for new seating forms and already in 1964 placed an absolute upholstered furniture classic: Conseta, one of the first modular systems, designed by Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller.
Sustainability in raw material procurement and production and the associated environmental protection play an important role in the corporate culture. All woods come from 100 percent sustainably managed forests. Selected materials for the upholstery and the covers make every COR sofa a high-quality piece of designer furniture.
Since 2013, Conseta and other furniture, on board the MS EUROPA 2 go on a great journey. 251 suites with 681 pieces of furniture were equipped by COR.
The sofa classics from COR
The classics of the sofa manufacturer COR are the element module system “Conseta”, which is still being constantly developed, as well as the sofa “Trio” with its three basic elements. These can be used to create a variety of seating landscapes.
Facts about COR
|Sofas, sofa beds, armchairs, chairs, tables, benches, bar stools, coffee tables, stools
|Quantity of sofas
|ca. 15 (inkl. Schlafsofas)
COR contact details
Helmut Lübke GmbH & Co.KG
Phone: 05242 41020
Walter Knoll – furniture brand of modernity
In 1865, the foundation stone was laid for the Knoll furniture dynasty, in which many family strands intertwine. Walter Knoll first developed aluminum chairs for Zeppelins in 1907 and founded “Walter Knoll & Co.” in Stuttgart in 1925, together with Paul Hahn. Since 1937, production has taken place in Herrenberg, Württemberg.
True to the motto “Restrained like a gentleman”, the sofa manufacturer Walter Knoll produces furniture with modern design and architectural clarity. With the best raw materials, finest workmanship and excellent craftsmanship, Walter Knoll sofas design living spaces.
Countless awards for many classics of today, the company received through collaboration with designers such as Norman Foster, Claudio Bellini and the Viennese design team eoos.
He was the first manufacturer to specialize in the mass production of Bauhaus furniture.
The sofa classics from Walter Knoll
The lobby chairs and sofas created during the redesign of the Berlin Reichstag are among the modern classics. With the sofas “Foster 500”, “Foster 502” and the “Jason 391” Walter Knoll has further icons in its range.
Facts about Walter Knoll
|Walter Knoll & Paul Hahn
|Sofas, armchairs, chairs, tables, sideboards, wardrobes, desks, beds, stools
Contact details of Walter Knoll
Walter Knoll AG & Co. KG
W.Schillig – Quality workmanship down to the last detail
Originating in 1949 from a small basketry, W.Schillig is today an internationally active upholstered furniture company in Europe with headquarters in Upper Franconia. More than 1,000 employees at five locations create perfectly crafted sofas, couches and armchairs.
Contact details of W.Schillig
Willi Schillig Polstermöbelwerke GmbH & CO. KG
Am Weinberg 20-22
Bretz – True Characters
Family-run for 125 years – in the furniture industry this is an absolute rarity. The German manufactory has transformed itself from a mass-produced furniture manufacturer to a small, fine manufactory. Instead of solid standard, today noble and distinctive upholstered furniture is produced.
Bretz contact details
Bretz Wohnträume GmbH
machalke – character furniture for real characters
Sofa manufacturer since 1976. All products are designed and developed by top furniture designers in Germany. The claim: A furniture that offers seating comfort, has character, shows style, gives pleasure and fits perfectly to the customer.
Contact details of machalke
neofacture furniture GmbH
c/o Prevent DEV GmbH
Hannoversche Straße 2c
Freistil by Rolf Benz – furniture for free spirits
The idea behind freistil: design for free spirits and personal freedom. Upholstery craftsmanship meets inventiveness, tradition from the Black Forest meets urban aesthetics, and the highest quality standards meet excellent environmentally friendly manufacturing.
Contact details of Rolf Benz
ROLF BENZ AG & Co. KG
Haiterbacher Str. 104
Frommholz – legendary sofas
High-quality upholstered furniture has been produced for over 160 years. Frommholz as a sofa manufacturer embodies what has moved Germany since 1859: social change, historical events, legendary moments, cultural evolution, industrial progress and sustainability. Each in harmony with comfort, tradition and innovation.
Contact details of Frommholz
IMAGE Polstermöbel Collection GmbH & Co. KG
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