Charles Pollock Executive Armchair with Aluminum FramePrice: $1,831.00
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Design by Charles Pollock, 1963.
Helping to secure his prominence as a furniture designer in the 1960s, Charles Pollock's Executive Armchair has become a timeless icon of mid-century elegance and ergonomics. He arrived at the ingenious concept, enthusiastically supported by Florence Knoll, for the Executive Armchair when he challenged himself to create a chair inspired by a single line. The result was an extremely versatile chair with a recognizably unique aluminum rim, available in a polished or satin finish, outlining the chair to act as the central structure and as a bumper that doesn't rust, tarnish, fade and will guard the chair from damage.
Offered in a variety of fabrics and leather upholstery options, the thick tufted back and seat is extremely comfortable and applicable to a number of spaces and uses. Plus, the construction includes a 360 degree swivel tilt, and pneumatic seat height adjustment to make the chair uniquely yours.
- Constructed of foam seat and back, polypropylene shell, aluminum rim and black plastic arms
- Five-star base design with hard casters and aluminum caps
- Base features 360 degrees swivel, tilt with tilt tension and pneumatic seat height adjustment
- Available in a wide range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck leather
- GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
- Also offered in Black Anodized Aluminum Frame
Material(s): Foam, aluminum, steel and fabric (content dependent on textile/leather selection)
- 26.25"W X 28.25"D X 31-36"H
- Seat Height: 18-23"H
- Arm Height: 24-29"H
Designer: Charles Pollock
(1930-2013) Born in Philadelphia, 1930. After a longstanding interest in furniture design, Pollock attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn to pursue his studies in modernist aesthetics and construction methods. Upon graduation,Pollock approached the celebrated designer Florence Knoll to inquire about employment and soon after, he began working on his iconic Pollock Chair (657 Lounge Chair) under her supervision. The chair, made of inviting leather and chrome, became an immediate success and a staple in the modern office. Pollock again demonstrated his command of line and material when he conceived the Executive Chair series, featuring the iconic aluminum rim alongside the periphery of the chair. The resulting design was an achievement in structure and aesthetics, and the chair remains a classic in the Knoll portfolio to this day.View other products by Charles Pollock
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