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Oct 16, 2023

Local Business Feature – Known For Lounges: A Three-Generation Legacy of Comfort and Craftsmanship

In the heart of Western Sydney, a legacy of comfort and craftsmanship has thrived for over three generations. Known For Lounges, with showrooms in Vineyard and Minchinbury, isn’t just a haven for quality lounges and sofas; it’s a testament to the enduring spirit of family-run businesses.

The Kohnertz family has called Western Sydney home for half a century, making their mark as the go-to destination for all things related to comfort and lounging. For three generations, they have dedicated themselves to delivering remarkable Australian-made lounges and sofas to patrons from all corners of Sydney and beyond.

Their story is one of dedication, hard work, and a deep love for crafting beautiful furniture. In the 1960s, Marc’s parents immigrated from Germany, and his father, Wolfgang, gained invaluable insights into furniture craftsmanship while working at Parker Furniture. Fueled by the belief that he could deliver unbeatable value for money without compromising on quality, Wolfgang ventured out on his own.

Marc Kohnertz, following in the footsteps of his parents, developed a passion for crafting exquisite furniture from a young age. Today, he steers the ship at Known For Lounges. Yet, the legacy doesn’t end there; it extends to the next generation, with Marc’s wife, Toni, and their children, Bridgette and Ben, actively involved in the family business.

Marc proudly states, “Now I have myself, my wife Toni, and my children Bridgette and Ben also involved in the business.” They are dedicated to ensuring that every customer, regardless of their unique needs, finds the ideal lounge. “If a situation arises in which a client can’t find exactly what suits them in our showrooms, our expert team of designers will turn a unique request into reality. We aim to help clients make the right choice, tailoring each piece of furniture to their wants and needs without blowing their budget.”

Known For Lounges has built its reputation on one-on-one customer service. When customers walk into the Vineyard and Minchinbury showrooms, they can expect a warm welcome and the knowledge, passion, and willingness of the Kohnertz family to assist anyone in need.

With over 60 distinct lounge and sofa styles in their showrooms, Known For Lounges offers a range of models available for quick delivery. What truly sets them apart is their expertise in crafting custom Australian-made lounges and sofas that can be tailored to any size, configuration, comfort, and color. The choice between quality upholstery fabrics or full leathers further underscores their commitment to quality.

The Kohnertz family’s roots in the Hawkesbury area run deep. Initially, Toni and Marc established a furniture shop near the post office on George Street in Windsor, a place where they became well-known in the local community. As the business grew, they made the decision to open a larger shop in Vineyard.

Minchinbury’s branch of Known For Lounges holds a special place in the family’s heart. It came into being nearly 29 years ago, coinciding with the birth of Bridgette Kohnertz. The shop has seen generations come and go, a testament to the enduring legacy and commitment of the Kohnertz family.

You can view the store here: www.knownforlounges.com or visit in person at the showrooms.

Vineyard Showroom

Unit 3/2 Rob Place, Vineyard NSW 2765 (Just off Windsor Road)

02 4577 7251

Minchinbury Showroom

Unit 1/11-15 Eddie Rd, Michinbury NSW 2770

02 9625 3630

 

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