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Charles Pollock for Knoll International Executive Desk Chair, Signed 1985

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These Charles Pollock for Knoll International executive desk chairs are excellent collectors examples that have been well cared for over the decades, in exquisite black leather in very good to excellent vintage condition with light patina, and signed underneath with original Knoll International labels dated September 25, 1985. We have three available in this particular set, priced individually. We do have other examples in black leather, brown leather, grey leather and other color leathers and fabrics. Knoll first introduced the Charles Pollock executive chair 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 (but the vintage ones are much more desirable and collected) 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 task 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. Condition: Very good to excellent vintage condition with light patina. Well cared for 1985 production year examples. Measurements: H 34" x W 26" x D 28.5" Seat height 21" Arm height 27.5".

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    September 25 1985
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Very good to excellent vintage condition with light patina. Well cared for 1985 production year examples.
  • Dimensions
    H 34 in. x W 26 in. x D 28.5 in.H 86.36 cm x W 66.04 cm x D 72.39 cm
  • Seat Height
    21 in. (53.34 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU1330217172952
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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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This dealer is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples o...

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