Harald Kny is the third generation managing the family business located in Ramingdorf, Lower Austria. The company Kny Design, founded in 1956, specializes in providing innovative solutions for lighting design – from “classic chandeliers“ to glass facades and light sculptures made of metal.
The client basis is diverse: the Austrian specialist provider develops innovative lighting solutions for public buildings, churches, mosques and conference centers as well as for casinos, ships or hotels. “However, there is one thing that has remained unchanged: our focus on core competencies,” says CEO Harald Kny. The core competencies are: lighting design, glass design and metal construction.
We are exclusively bound to the Austrian production site and create unique niche products in an unprecedented quality.
Our highest goal is to satisfy our clients, suppliers and employees whereupon profit maximization is only second in rank.
For Harald Kny and his 50 employees “sustainable business management” and “focus on people” means careful use of resources and environmentally friendly production, social responsibility and economic success. “And without our highly skilled and qualified employees, the massive technological advances of recent years would not have been possible.”
A FAMILY BUSINESS WITH TRADITION
Bruno Kny, born 1903 in Steinschoenau, Sudetenland started his career in his homecountry as the manager of the largest chandelier company in the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. After fleeing from Sudetenland he came to Upper Austria and was able to gain a foothold here very soon. At first he was employed in a company as the head of the chandelier production department. Later he was appointed plant manager.
In 1956, Bruno Kny, together with his son Gerold Kny, founded the company Kny & Son in Ramingdorf. Currently, the company in third generation, has Harald Kny at the helm, grandson of the founder. He was appointed managing director in 1989.
At the beginning the focus was laying on living room lighting, particularly on Maria-Theresia chandeliers.
Today the program has a much wider spectrum. Now we offer master plans for mansions, hotels, restaurants, ships and public buildings. Our production and supply capabilities include high quality furniture, decorative lighting for indoor and outdoor use and ornate metal and glass for interior and exterior architecture.
Visit the website: www.kny-design.com