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Charles Pollock Armchair

by Charles Pollock, from Knoll

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Design Charles Pollock, 1960
Chrome & black frame finish, leather
Made in USA by Knoll

"It starts as a thought, and then becomes an idea, something I might think about for years. When the time is right, I express it on paper, usually as a simple line in space. Finally, it takes shape." - Charles Pollock

Designed in 1960 and originally manufactured from 1964-79 and now reintroduced in 2014, the steel and leather 'sling chair' or '657', as it is commonly referred to, offers a refined combination of materials and finishes. Tubular steel legs connect to cast-aluminum arms and stretchers with exposed hardware, exemplifying Pollock's 'honest' approach to design.

Exemplified in the conceptual visions of his designs, Charles Pollock has a strong internal and emotional connection to seating. It was Florence Knoll's recognition of his unique talent that secured his reputation as one of the world's preeminent furniture designers. He is the recipient of many awards including Pratt Institute's 1991 Excellence by Design Award.

The Pollock armchair features a Spinneybeck Belting Leather sling, available in a variety of colors. The seat pad is urethane cushion upholstered with your choice of Spinneybeck leather. The arms and stretchers are cast aluminum with black painted finish. And the legs are tubular steel with a polished chrome finish.

25" w | 26" d | 27.75" h | seat: 16.25" h | arms: 22.75" h | 32 lbs.

$3,249.00 + free shipping
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special chair to be created and shipped to your location)
Charles Pollock

Charles Pollock

Pollock's designs are governed by two principles. Creatively, he favored a continuous curved line when sketching ideas and creating forms. The second principle was that any product must be visually attractive, functional, and affordable. His designs were technically advanced, yet easy to manufacture at a reasonable price. Pollock is the recipient of the Dutch Institution for Industrial Design and Pratt Institute's Excellence by Design Award. In 2012, the 82-year-old Pollock introduced his first new product in America since the debut of his iconic Pollock Chair forty-seven years earlier. Pollock’s new collection CP Lounge was commissioned by Bernhardt Design.
Hans Knoll, the son of a pioneer German furniture manufacturer, founded the Knoll company in New York City in 1938, one year after immigrating from Germany. He hired Florence Schust, a Cranbrook graduate who had worked for Gropius and Breuer, and the two were married in 1946. The next year, they opened a textiles division and showroom that was flanked with some of the worlds leading designers. Knoll would triumph thanks to impressive international contacts, gaining exclusive rights to the works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and producing them to their original specifications. This included the 1929 Barcelona Chair. They also commissioned Eero Saarinen to design the now iconic Tulip chair, and hold the rights to Marcel Breuer's seminal Wassily Chair. Artists such as Harry Bertoia, Jens Risom, and Isamu Noguchi would also collaborate with Knoll.


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Pollock armchair
Greta, more than a month ago.
Bought this for my son and LOVE the design and comfort! My house is more traditional in style and his is transitional. Surprisingly enough it fit into either home with ease and adds great flair. Love this chair.
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