Executive Armchairs by Charles Pollock for Knoll Brown Leather 4 Prong Bases a Pair
Just look at this perfectly imperfect and EPIC pair of Executive Armchairs!! They were designed by the iconic Charles Pollock…. for the ELITE Knoll Furniture and there is an original tag intact and is dated July 20th, 1982. Also, they bare the classic 4-prong base with stainless arms and painted black sides, gorgeous casters, and cylindrical black painted shafts! The bucket style seats are wrapped in brown leather with a button detail on the seats and back and they have black plastic arms. They have a beautifully distressed patina, one a bit more than the other, and it may need upholstered eventually. The entire bucket seat is surrounded by an aluminum band that was described by Charles Pollock as “rim technology.” Which he created to hold the entire design together both structurally and visually. These exemplary chairs are both stylish and comfortable. Just what you need for your new home office or maybe a couple of side chairs for extra seating in your living room. Have a den? These are wonderful office chairs…one behind the desk and one in front. Whether you have a mid-century modern home, an industrial loft, modern country, or mountain ranch home, this pair of Charles Pollock Executive armchairs are just what you’ve been looking for.
The Pollock Executive Chair was designed for Knoll in 1963 and is among the best-selling executive chairs in the history of office furniture design. Pollock’s connection with Knoll began after he designed a chair in 1963 specifically to introduce them. He remembered… “I had a crummy little apartment on West 25th Street starting in the 1940s,” Pollock once stated in a Bauhaus interview, “With hardly anything to build anything, I built this damn chair with my bare hands. One day, I carried it on an elevator–it’s heavy! –and I was getting off the elevator, and I knocked Florence Knoll down! I just left; I was so embarrassed. I told my psychiatrist, and he said, ‘This is perfect! Now you write her a letter and you say you were so embarrassed and how much you love Knoll and how you worked so hard on this chair.’ And she hired me.” And that’s the beginning of Knoll and the infamous chair designer, Charles Pollock. -Bauhaus. In addition to designing for Knoll and his Pollock Executive chair collection, he is also well-known for his designs for Bernhardt and the CP Lounge Collection. The Pollock Executive chair for Knoll features what Pollock described as “rim technology” which is the use of a single aluminum band around the chairs perimeter to hold the design together both structurally, and visually. Fifty years after its introduction, the Pollock Chair continues to exude timeless elegance in any home or office.
We ADORE this pair of Executive Armchairs and know that you must too… Just make them yours!!!
Fabulous pair of executive armchairs by Charles Pollock for Knoll. Comprised of brown leather, aluminum bands, painted black shafts, black plastic arms, and 4 prong bases. One chair is in wonderful condition with a little less overall wear, both have distressed leather (one a bit more than the other) but they are beautifully aged patina. The brown leather color is just slightly different between them. The buttons have been tightened on both chairs and the chair with a bit more distressed leather has had a repair on the base, buttons replaced, and has a bit of damage on one arm. We have priced accordingly. Please see photos. Circa, Late 20th Century.
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