Bruce and Chris Knowlton embody the art of fine woodworking and furniture design. Knowlton Brothers original contemporary designs are inspired by iconic mid-century modern forms and structures. Innovative joinery is a prominent feature of their designs, and it reveals unparalleled craftsmanship. Clean lines and timeless elegance are evident in each finely crafted piece and endure beyond passing trends.
The Knowlton family has a long and successful tradition of fine woodworking and furniture design. Bruce and Chris Knowlton grew up immersed in their family’s high end furniture manufacturing business. Through the years, they were involved in every aspect of design, production, and marketing.
Bruce thrived in the family manufacturing business. During his tenure there, he led the production and design facets of the business. He was also instrumental in showroom development at the design centers in Los Angeles and San Francisco. With an abundance of creative ambition, Chris sought out additional opportunities in fine woodworking. This endeavor led him to key roles with two renowned architectural woodworking companies. He also formed an innovative museum art framing business. In addition, he was production manager for a highly respected guitar manufacturer. These experiences give him a unique perspective on exacting quality and comprehensive design.
Bruce and Chris’ accomplishments set them on a path that eventually forged a new and innovative partnership. The brothers combined their talents and formed Knowlton Brothers Fine Furniture in 1985. Today, Knowlton Brothers can be found on the breathtaking California coast between Big Sur and Santa Barbara. They employ the finest artisans and cultivate their remarkable skills to create the highest quality luxury furniture. The entire creative process, starting with original design drawings, to the first cut of hardwood, and continuing to the final hand polish, all takes place in their Grover Beach factory. Knowlton Brothers exceptional pieces can be found in many of the finest hotels and residences worldwide.
Designers and architects have enjoyed a perfect partnership with Knowlton Brothers for over thirty years. Their reputation comes from decades of exceeding expectations and successfully collaborating with creative design professions on project after project.