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Following an apprenticeship with furniture-maker Tom Roche in Tullamore, Knut Klimmek set off to Dorset in the UK. And it is there that he spent two years at the John Makepeace School for Craftsmen in Wood. On his return to Ireland, Knut founded Klimmek Furniture, now based in Rathcoole, south county Dublin. That was back in 1986.
Since then, the company has grown with Knut building a strong team of skilled furniture makers around him. Aside from being the face of Klimmek Furniture, Knut Klimmek, is the driving force behind the design, customer liaison, production, and quality assurance.
Award Winning Furniture
Over the years, the attention to detail and passion that is evident in the furniture designed and built by Klimmek Furniture has become well known. The company has created award-winning handmade furniture that is loved in Irish homes and companies throughout the island of Ireland.
Modern Furniture Design
With an ethos that leans to modernist furniture design with art-deco touches, Klimmek Furniture’s goal is to always infuse art and originality into their designs.
Each piece created by the Klimmek Furniture team is therefore crafted to connect form, function, and materials. Working with solid and veneered timbers Klimmek Furniture incorporate metal, stone, and glass into their designs. The result is bespoke furniture that is unique, timeless and will last a lifetime.
From Concept to Friendship
In his own words, Knut Klimmek describes how he sees the commission process…
“For many people commissioning a piece of furniture is a leap faith. The initial stages are all about building trust and fully understanding the problem that needs to be addressed. I see my role in the design process as acting as a tour guide, taking my customers on a journey to explore their sometimes complex and contradictory needs. Sometimes we end up in dead ends and need to back track, and sometimes we are in a rowboat on a lake in a fog where the destination is not always clear. At the end of this journey however we arrive at the perfect piece that meets their requirements and exceeds expectations, having made new friends and seen some interesting places”
~ Knut Klimmek