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charles pollock armchair

by Charles Pollock from Knoll

charles pollock armchair

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.

$3,566.00 + plus shipping
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special chair to be created and shipped to your location)
average rating: 5

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.
Knoll has remained true to the Bauhaus design philosophy that furniture should complement architectural space and not compete with it. Modernism is a passion at Knoll which results in ground breaking modern furniture.


charles pollock armchair