Introducing Sustainable Luxury: Walter Knoll & Occhio
Text by Teerin Julsawad
At CHANINTR, we continue to work towards becoming carbon neutral through green initiatives, which include offering furniture subscription services through Pergo and Spruce, planting one tree for every piece of furniture sold, as well as other practices aimed at minimizing our environmental footprint.
A key part of our mission is to work with and represent brands in the industry that prioritize sustainability and align with our core values. Among the brands we are launching under our portfolio are Walter Knoll and Occhio.
Walter Knoll, which has been in the furniture industry for over 150 years, is known for its impeccable quality and combines innovative technology with traditional hand finishing. The brand’s sustainability practices come from an essential and timeless design that minimizes the use of natural materials and resources, as well as the aesthetic durability of its products.
Walter Knoll’s sofas and armchairs are designed to last for decades — often passed on from parents to children — and the brand’s sustainability practices are reflected in its headquarters and products. The brand has rightly earned many green certificates, including ISO 14001, and strictly controls the durability, safety, quality of materials, emissions and environmental impact of its furniture.
Occhio is a German lighting company that offers a comprehensive, modular lighting system. The company was founded in the late 1990s by Axel Meise, a lighting designer who wanted to create a holistic lighting solution for every room situation.
Occhio’s products are among the most successful lighting products in recent years, and the company is a market leader in high-quality design luminaires. Its success is due to its innovative approach to lighting design, which continuously produces new designs and application solutions.
Occhio’s modular lighting system allows for easy adaptability and customization. This flexibility means that components may be replaced or upgraded without the need to discard the entire lighting fixture. Occhio is also committed to using high-quality materials that are durable and long-lasting. By doing so, they ensure their products have a longer life span, reducing the need for frequent replacements and minimizing waste.
With Walter Knoll and Occhio, we are partnering with companies that are committed to sustainable practices in the furniture industry and are leading the way in corporate sustainability programs. The brands we represent reflect our goal of being the benchmark for sustainability practices and minimizing our environmental footprint wherever possible.
Our Siam Paragon showroom offers a wide selection of Walter Knoll and Occhio products. Discover all that they have to offer today.