Charles Pollock for Knoll Executive Desk Chair, circa 1980

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Knoll first introduced these executive office chairs in 1965 and since then they have become a recognized staple for professional interiors and home workspaces alike. These timeless chairs are still in production today and have met demand due to their sleek and streamlined Silhouette while remaining functional and adaptable. Pollock revolutionized executive seating with the use of "rim technology", which comprised of a single aluminum band around the chairs perimeter told bond the seat's black polypropylene shell to the tufted black leather upholstery. This chair is mounted on four star chrome metal bases and has movable casters to allow for ease of movement.

This iconic chair with its clean lines and minimal design make it appropriate for a number of locations, from Classic and contemporary homes to elegant executive offices to hip start-ups. It would also be great in hospitality, retail or corporate location, such as a boutique hotel lobby reception, members club check-in, workspace studio, and executive office or check out in a luxe clothing emporium.

Measurements 32.75" H x 24" W x 28" D
Seat height 21.75
Seat depth 18"

Very good vintage condition. As expected, minor signs of use commensurate with age are evident.

Details

  • Condition
    Good. Very good vintage condition. As expected, minor signs of use commensurate with age are evident. .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    32.75 in. H x 24 in. W x 28 in. D
    83 cm H x 61 cm W x 71 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Culver City, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU133029109291

About Knoll (Manufacturer)

As a company that produced many of the most famous and iconic furniture designs of the 20th century, Knoll was a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States. Led by Florence Knoll, the firm would draw stellar talents such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen into its compass. Their work would help change the face of the American home and office.

     The company was formed in 1938 by the German immigrant Hans Knoll. He first worked with his fellow ex-pat, the Danish designer Jens Risom, who created furniture with flowing lines made of wood. While Risom served in World War II, in 1943 Knoll met his future wife, Florence Schust. She had studied and worked with eminent emigré leaders of the Bauhaus, including Mies, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. She won Knoll over with Bauhaus notions of industrial arts, and an aesthetic that featured flat and tubular metal frames and angular forms. When Hans died in a car crash in 1955, Florence Knoll was appointed head of the company. It was as much through her holistic approach to design—a core division of the firm was dedicated to planning office systems—as Knoll furnishings themselves that she brought about the sleek and efficient transformation of the American workplace.

     Today, classic Knoll furnishings remain staples of modern design collections and decors. A history of modern design is written in pieces such as Mies’ elegant Barcelona Chair, Saarinen’s pedestal Tulip chair, Breuer’s tubular steel Wassily chair and the grid-patterned Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia. As you can see from the items on the following pages, these designs and others have become timeless emblems of the progressive spirit and sleek sophistication of the best of Modernism.

About the Seller

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Located in Culver City, CA

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