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One Midcentury First Generation Pollock Chair for Knoll

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For you consideration is one Charles Pollock for Knoll accent chair. These chairs are icons of Mid-Century Modern design and have been in continuous production by Knoll since their introduction in 1963. The architecture of the single aluminum band bordering the chair revolutionized seating, giving the chair an assertive yet elegant look. These particular examples are hard-to-find pieces from the early production of the chair, as evidenced by the rouded-off chrome bases and the early "Art Metal Corp" label on the underside. Later models were reconfigured and utilized squared-off legs, as well as casters. These models are stationary they do not swivel or tilt and are not height adjustable. The condition on this pair is good but not pristine. As you can see in the photos, there is some light wear in the leather, some scuffs on the hard plastic shells and slight wear in the metal. They show signs of age, but do present well. Own a piece of design history. One chair is left

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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's mid-century modern 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 lounge 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.
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