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Knoll Charles Pollock - Arm Chair

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Starting at: $2,525.00 CAD
$2,525.00 CAD

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Originally manufactured from 1964-79 and 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 MORE INFO

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Belting Leather is a heavy weight, full grain leather that was originally developed during the Industrial Revolution to drive pulley belts and other machinery. With its thick, firm feel, this leather is 100 percent vegetable tanned and aniline dyed. The smooth, tight grain character is created from a unique blend of mimosa and chestnut and a premium selection of European raw material. Belting Leather is processed in Santa Croce, a region of Italy with a strong heritage of producing some of the finest quality vegetable tanned leathers.

Protected by a light water resistant finish, Belting Leather is suitable for a variety of applications. It can be used as an inlay on desks and tables or as straps and seat pads on custom furniture. The pliability of the product allows it to be woven, wrapped around columns, or applied to walls. Belting leather can also be custom cut, debossed, laser engraved, and layered to create decorative patterning.

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This two-toned leather is clearly in a class by itself. Hand Tipped is crafted from a premium selection of full grain raw material and the pebble grain character is the result of a specific retannage and extended milling process. The premium, select raw material required to produce Hand Tipped originates from northern Italy, southern Germany, and Switzerland. The two-tone effect is achieved through the base dye coloration and treatment where the tip of the pebble grain is dyed with a dark overtone applied by hand. The surface of the leather is further enhanced with a light clear coat application followed with a specialized ironing process.

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Portofino is a full grain, aniline dyed leather with a full, round hand complemented by a very pronounced pebble grain texture and breathable, light protective finish. Portofino is produced from a premium selection of European raw material. The unique tannage and prolonged milling process provide an enlarged grain texture comparable to heavy weight leathers. The suppleness of Portofino is unmatched by any other leather in its class and the demand for very pronounced grain leathers inspired the creation of Portofino. The suppleness and workable texture allows for various applications that were once never considered.

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Originally manufactured from 1964-79 and 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

MATERIALS:

  • Frame: Tubular steel legs, polished chrome finish. Cast aluminum arms and stretchers, black painted finish. Stamped steel glides.
  • Upholstery: Belting leather sling. Cushion is urethane foam upholstered in Portofino or Hand Tipped leather.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Height: 70.3 cm / 27.7 inch
  • Width: 63.5 cm / 25 inch
  • Depth: 66 cm / 26 inch
  • Seat Height: 41.1 cm / 16.2 inch
  • Arm Height: 57.6 cm / 22.7 inch

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Knoll Charles Pollock - Arm Chair Designed by:
  • Charles Pollock , 1961
Charles Pollock

Charles Pollock

USA, 1930 – 2013

After graduating from Pratt Institute and working with George Nelson, he approached Florence Knoll, a celebrated designer who had studied under Mies van der Rohe. She initially refused to meet with him but relented after an interior design magazine published an article about him. On the day of his interview with her, he brought along a prototype of a lounge chair he was working on and collided with her as she was coming out of the elevator, knocking her down with the chair. She hired him anyway.

He soon talked Mrs. Knoll into paying $20 a month for a studio in a run-down part of Brooklyn, where he worked on the executive chair for five years, making it over and over again, improving it each time. The Pollock chair, made of leather and chrome, was an immediate success and came to be a mainstay of the modern office.

Pollock again demonstrated his command of line and material when he conceived the 1250 series executive collection, introduced in 1965. His idea for the chair was to use an aluminum “rim,” which outlined the chair as the main structural and design element. The resulting design was an achievement in structure and aesthetics, and the chair remains a Knoll classic to this day. The chair is still prized by collectors. Even though the royalties he earned from the chair decreased the need to work, Mr. Pollock kept designing and making paintings and sculptures.

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