Parker Knoll Evolution Design 1701 Armchair

Parker Knoll Evolution Design 1701 Armchair

Item Number: 9000800069




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Part of the Parker Knoll Evolution Collection, the sophisticated Design 1701 Armchair has been beautifully designed with generous sized seating and elegant clean lines. Choose between the ultimate luxury power recliner for an effortless way to put your feet up and relax or if you want to enjoy the same amount of comfort for a little less you can opt for the standard fixed option. The reclining option has a stylish brushed chrome two button power recline control which features a USB port, perfect for connecting your device whilst relaxing.

The Evolution 1701 has been made to the highest standards here in the UK with comfort and style in mind. The seat interiors are filled with Easycare Foam which will give you a great firm supportive sit that will hold its shape. The perfectly engineered 1701 design features a lifting, adjustable headrest, giving you great neck and head support.

Available with a range of fabulous fabrics and leathers and two feet colours, you can choose a material to suit your home décor. Exclusively developed technology now also allows you to visualise your chosen material on your parker knoll armchair from the comfort of your own home, making it easier than ever before to decide on your chair of choice. Design your own Parker Knoll chair by clicking here.

  • Easycare Foam seat interior
  • Power sofa – USB Point
  • Hardwood frame
  • Manufactures 25 year frame guarantee
  • Manufactures 5 year guarantee for motors and mechanism
  • Dimensions:
    • Overall - 91cm (W) x 103cm (D) x 83cm (H) / with headrest up 100cm (H)
    • Seat - 50cm (W) x 55cm (D) x 51cm (H)
    • Fully reclined – 160cm (D)
  • Fabric Shown in - Grade C Crosshatch Sable

All screens vary in colour reproduction and whilst every effort has been made to display the colour as accurately as possible it is for guidance only.

Please also bear in mind that should you opt for a leather model, leather is a natural product. No two hides are exactly the same and there may be subtle shade variation between pieces which is perfectly normal.

  • Material: Fabric, Leather
  • Reclining Action: Fixed, Recliner
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Looking After Your Furniture

Protecting and caring for your upholstery

Fabric & Leather upholstery in a normal home environment should require little attention and cleaning should only be done when necessary.

For regular maintenance, dust or vacuum occasionally, or in hot, dry weather, use a soft, slightly damp cloth, and wipe gently without rubbing.

If the leather starts to feel overly dry, we recommend you apply a small amount of Leather treatment or protection cream with a cotton cloth, allow the leather to dry, then polish gently with a dry cotton cloth. This will restore the natural feel and suppleness of the leather. The use of non-recommended cleaners could irreparably damage the leather, causing cracks and discolouring. Always pay attention to the products instructions and test on an inconspicuous area first.

If you have a spillage on your upholstery, immediately dab off excess liquids and solids, always work from the edge of the stain inward to avoid spreading. Do not use an abrasive cloth or rub excessively.

We highly recommend that the fabric or leather is not put in direct exposure to sunlight and heat, as this may cause the colour to fade unevenly over time. Should the product get wet, remove any residual water immediately with a paper towel and allow to dry naturally.

Avoid placing your furniture close to heat sources, such as heaters or radiators.

To ensure that your upholstery keeps its shape we recommend regular maintenance of the seat and back cushions especially. Both attached and removable cushions should be plumped regularly to prevent sagging. Also, if your upholstery has loose cushions that can be rotated periodically, this also helps to maintain the shape and helps to ensure equal wear of your cushions.

About Parker Knoll

With over 130 years' experience behind Parker Knoll, you can feel confident when choosing your sofa or chair.

Their story is a thoroughly British tale. From humble beginnings in a simple workshop in London, the Parker Knoll business steadily grew over time. Its home for many years was in the heart of Chipping Norton, and today the business is firmly based in Riddings, Derbyshire.

Parker Knoll carefully selects high quality timber and fabrics to provide the ultimate in comfort and durability. At the same time, the highly skilled craftsmen use traditional upholstery methods and well-researched ergonomic designs. The result is a beautiful range of handmade sofas that offer maximum support, comfort and pleasure for many years to come.

Parker Knoll handcrafted furniture meets the highest standards, and offer a 25 year guarantee with every sofa and armchair for total peace of mind.

Every single piece they produce is characterised by its quality, distinctive design and innovative technology. A reputation which has, over many years, confirmed Parker Knoll as the brand of choice.


We hope you are satisfied with your purchase but if you ever need to return an item, you can do so within 28 days of receipt.

Please note, we cannot offer refunds on perishable goods, pierced jewellery, duvets, pillows, mattresses, underwear or on swimwear if the hygiene seal is not in place or has been broken. Items which are made to order will also be non returnable unless faulty or not as described. Your legal rights are not affected.

Goods can be returned to your nearest Oldrids & Downtown store, or alternatively, tell us about the product you want to return by emailing us at or phoning us on 03452 505502, remembering to include your order number, 10 digit item code and the reason for return and whether you would like a full refund or a replacement.

We recommend that a verifiable method of return delivery is used, as proof of posting cannot be taken as proof of receipt.

For larger items we can organise for a courier to come and collect the product you wish to return and will discuss collection charges with you at the time.

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