July 13, 2015

Video: Finding Charles Pollock

As a design junkie, I spend quite a bit of personal time online reading blogs, following links, and getting inspiration. Clicking around on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I came across this fascinating (short) video about Charles Pollock (by Robert Chrisco), who designed the classic Pollock Executive chair, which is still in production with Knoll.

Almost all our office chairs here at Classic Design are Pollock Executive chairs, and they are probably one of the most comfortable I've ever experienced. 

We've also done our share of Pollock restorations, and not just the Executive Office chair (which was introduced in 1965). Another popular chair is the Sling Chair - also known as the Pollock Arm Chair, or 657 Sling Chair. This piece was the first he created for Knoll in the late 1950's. 

Interestingly, Charles Pollock worked with George Nelson in the early 1950's. During this time, he developed the Swag Leg Chair, which Nelson went on to produce with Herman Miller - also still in production. 

We have an early barstool - a very rare piece - here in the studio. 

In 2012, 47 years after the release and success of the Executive Office chair, Charles Pollock released his final creation - the CP.1 Chair.  Another beautiful execution of design and style.

It's amazing to see the succession of design through the years. Charles Pollock died in 2013 at the age of 83. I hope you'll take the time (5 minutes!) to watch the video above, and let us know what you think. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...