Modern Steelcase Model 451 5 Prong Chrome Base Oatmeal Fabric Office Chairs Style Charles Pollock a Pair


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Model 451


Chrome, Fabric


Charles Pollock


DATE: Circa

Mid 20th-Late 20th Century


I can’t think of anything quite as awesome as a chair by Steelcase… UNLESS there is a PAIR of them!! This is a fabulous pair of Steelcase Model 451 chairs made in the style of the Charles Pollock office chair for Knoll. Comprised of molded plastic bucket style seats, five prong chrome base and chrome tube shafts, black plastic molded arms, and they wear their original nubby oatmeal colored fabric. They’re AWESOME!! Need a cool pair of chairs for your home office? Here you go! Maybe you need a new look in your study, sitting room, or extra seating in your living room? You just found it. They are so comfortable and very versatile.  Not to mention, they are made by Steelcase AND in the style of the iconic Charles Pollock! Two high quality and exceedingly popular designs. They will be awesome in your mid-century modern home or equally as nice in an industrial loft or modern country ranch house!

Steelcase was founded as the Metal Office Furniture Company in 1912 by Peter M. Wege in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Metal Office Furniture Company’s first products included fireproof metal safes and four-drawer filing cabinets which Wege invented and manufactured for the Macey Company. In 1914, the company received its first product patent for “The Victor,” a fireproof steel wastebasket. The Victor gained popularity due to its light weight achieved through a patented process of bending flat steel at right angles to create boxes, and its ability to prevent fires at a time when smoking was common indoors, particularly in the workplace. In 1915, the company began manufacturing and distributing steel desks and in 1937, the company collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright on office furniture. The partnership lasted two years and resulted in some of the first modern workstations. The company officially changed its name to Steelcase, Inc. in 1954 and became known as the leader of the furniture industry in the late 1960s due to the volume of its sales and in 1973, the company debuted the Series 9000 furniture line. Steelcase merged three of its subsidiaries, Brayton International, Metro Furniture and Vecta to form Coalesse in 2008. The three main brands of Steelcase Inc. are Steelcase, Coalesse, and Turnstone. The company’s current headquarters was built in 1983 and is in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Sturdy, Stylish, and Superbly Steelcase!!! What more could you ask for? Don’t wait… make these chairs yours!!

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Wonderful Modern Steelcase model #451 5 prong chrome base office chairs with oatmeal colored fabric in the style of Charles Pollock office chair for Knoll. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these are vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. One chair is slightly taller by ¾ inch.  Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, Mid-Late 20th Century.

Taller Chair:

  • Height Chair – 33.25 Inches
  • Width – 23.75 Inches
  • Depth – 27 Inches
  • Seat Height – 19 Inches
  • Arm Height – 24.75 Inches
  • Inside Seat Width – 20.5 Inches
  • Inside Seat Depth – 18 Inches
  • Inside Back Height –16.5 Inches
  • Weight – 30.37 Pounds

Shorter Chair:

  • Height Chair – 32.5 Inches
  • Width – 23.75 Inches
  • Depth – 27 Inches
  • Seat Height – 18.25 Inches
  • Arm Height – 24 Inches
  • Inside Seat Width – 20.5 Inches
  • Inside Seat Depth – 18 Inches
  • Inside Back Height –16.5 Inches
  • Weight – 30.37 Pounds

Boxed/Crated Size:

  • Height – 51 Inches
  • Width – 34 Inches
  • Depth – 37 Inches
  • Weight Boxed – 80 Pounds
  • Weight Crated – 230 Pounds


We ask that the buyer cover freight.

100 MILES OR LESS OF 66607
White Glove, Blanket-wrapped Est. Delivery: 5 biz days


Pickup at 414 SE 2nd St.
Call us at 232.8008 to schedule