Original 1963 Knoll Charles Pollock Executive Chair with All Original Labels For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 11 images

Original 1963 Knoll Charles Pollock Executive Chair with All Original Labels

About

Lovely original 1963 Knoll Associates Inc 320 Park Avenue N.Y. Charles Pollock executive chair with arms This chair is about as rare as they come, it has the original Knoll Associates label, the original sales label with serial number and stamp of authenticity, you just don’t find these chairs anywhere anymore KnollStudio Pollock Executive Chair Charles Pollock 1963Charles Pollock’s 1963 Executive Chair features what he described as “rim technology”— the use of a single aluminum band around the chair’s perimeter to hold the design together, structurally and visually. Fifty years after its introduction, the Pollock Chair continues to exude timeless elegance Knoll Designer Bios Charles Pollock b. USA 1930-2013 After graduating from Pratt Institute and working with George Nelson, Charles Pollock assembled a portfolio of designs and presented them to Florence Knoll, planning Unit member Vincent Cafiero saw promise in a leather and steel lounge chair and encouraged Pollock to keep working on the design. The 657 Lounge, as it was introduced in 1961, showed the young designer’s precision handling of line, form, and materials. Pollock again demonstrated his command of line and material when he conceived the 1250 series executive collection, introduced in 1965. His idea for the chair was to use an aluminum “rim,” which outlined the chair as the main structural and design element. This rim would hold the parts together, without any further support; slots in the aluminum held the back shell and the upholstery in place, and the plastic back became rigid only after being fitted into the frame. The resulting design was an achievement in structure and aesthetics, and the chair remains a Knoll classic to this day. As we remember Pollock's legacy, here is an excerpt from a late 1970s interview with the designer encapsulating his rigorous design philosophy: You don’t make this arm shaped like that because it is beautiful just by itself. You are integrating an awful lot of different elements all at once. And that is what makes it what it is. … So to me the fascinating part of industrial design or furniture design is, that the very act of having an enormous amount of, what is it called, parameters. You just put so much in to each part that when you look at it, to me, it looks more like it belongs than a Picasso. A Picasso isn’t for anything; it is for the eye. I am not saying I am better than Picasso, but I am saying that this is a genuinely, completely cohesive way of working. I mean, you have got the strength in material, you have the way to attach it, you have the shape of it based on what it is attached to. You have the surface of the arm whereby it is wider so that you can put it on and it’s also shaped like this. I mean you just fiddle with it forever and run back and forth to the factory and talk to Mrs. Knoll forever until finally it just gels. Once again, it is a developmental system. Dimensions Height:- 76cm Width:- 66cm Depth:- 70cm This chair is in good vintage condition, we have had a small repair patch worked into the base line of the leather, the chair has been cleaned and waxed and that’s it, we can have the piece completely redyed to match a smokey vintage aged brown whiskey colour should the new owner wish for a more luxury finish however we have chosen to keep the original colour and finish Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, for an accurate quote please send me your postcode and I’ll price it up for you Any questions please feel free to ask CONDITION Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition Please also ask any questions before you bid and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade

Details

  • Dimensions
    H 29.93 in. x W 25.99 in. x D 27.56 in.H 76 cm x W 66 cm x D 70 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU282338530813
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 14 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

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

5 / 5
Vetted
Platinum Seller
1stdibs seller since 2017
Located in London, GB
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Lovely Cushioned Chesterfield Admirals Court Captains Aged Green Leather Chair
Lovely Cushioned Chesterfield Admirals Court Ca...
Chesterfield
20th Century British Victorian Chairs
Leather
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely aged green leather Chesterfield Admirals court captain’s chair. These chairs are called court chairs because they little the British...
1 of 2 Industrial Steel Tankers Office Chairs Restored Timber Seriously Cool
1 of 2 Industrial Steel Tankers Office Chairs R...
Unknown
Early 20th Century British Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Steel, Hardwood
We are delighted to offer for sale one of two exceptionally cool Industrial steel tankers office chairs The chairs have been restored to include have the timber lightly stripped b...
1 of 2 Industrial Steel Tankers Office Chairs Restored Timber Seriously Cool
1 of 2 Industrial Steel Tankers Office Chairs R...
Unknown
Early 20th Century British Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Steel, Hardwood
We are delighted to offer for sale one of two exceptionally cool Industrial steel tankers office chairs This sale is for one, the other is listed under my other items and not incl...
Yewwood Chesterfield Directors Green Leather Executive Captains Office Chair
Yewwood Chesterfield Directors Green Leather Ex...
Chesterfield
20th Century British Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Leather, Yew
We are delighted to offer for sale this vintage aged green leather Chesterfield captains chair with rare yew wood frame A good looking well made and exceptionally comfortable capt...
You May Also Like
Executive Chair by Charles Pollock for Knoll
Executive Chair by Charles Pollock for Knoll
Knoll, Charles Pollock (b.1930)
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Metal
Charles Pollock for Knoll office desk chairs featuring leather upholstery. This executive office chair is an icon of Mid-Century Modern design and has been in continuous production b...
Midcentury Charles Pollock Executive Chairs for Knoll
Midcentury Charles Pollock Executive Chairs for...
Knoll, Charles Pollock (b.1930)
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Upholstery, Chrome, Plastic
For your consideration are Charles Pollock for Knoll executive office chairs in a fabulous blue fabric. Pollock chairs are icons of Mid-Century Modern design and revolutionized offic...
Charles Pollock for Knoll Mid-Century Modern Executive Chair
Charles Pollock for Knoll Mid-Century Modern Ex...
Knoll, Charles Pollock (b.1930)
Vintage 1960s American Modern Armchairs
Metal
American modern executive chair designed by Charles Pollock for Knoll in the 1960s. The piece has a leather covered plastic back, aluminum frame and a tufted leather seat. Original K...
Charles Pollock for Knoll Executive Office Chairs Brown Leather, Midcentury
Charles Pollock for Knoll Executive Office Chai...
Knoll, Charles Pollock (b.1930)
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
For your consideration are icons of Mid-Century Modern design office chairs by Charles Pollock for Knoll. These chairs, with a hard plastic back, aluminium frame and tufted leath...
Six Charles Pollock Executive Desk Chair for Knoll

Six Charles Pollock Executive Desk Chair for Knoll

By Charles Pollock (b.1930)
$750 / item
Six Charles Pollock Executive Desk Chair for Knoll
Charles Pollock (b.1930), Knoll Associates Inc.
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Leather
Set of six vintage Charles Pollock executive desk chair for Knoll. The ultimate ergonomic, office desk chair designed by this George Nelson apprentice, Charles Pollock.
Six Charles Pollock Executive Desk Chairs for Knoll

Six Charles Pollock Executive Desk Chairs for Knoll

By Charles Pollock (b.1930)
$1,395 / item
Six Charles Pollock Executive Desk Chairs for K...
Charles Pollock (b.1930), Knoll Associates Inc.
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Leather
Set of six vintage Charles Pollock executive desk chair for Knoll. The ultimate ergonomic, office desk chair designed by this George Nelson apprentice, Charles Pollock. This set is i...
Charles Pollock Executive Leather Chairs

Charles Pollock Executive Leather Chairs

By Charles Pollock (b.1930)
$1,995 / set
Charles Pollock Executive Leather Chairs
Charles Pollock (b.1930)
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Steel, Leather, Chrome
Pair of Charles Pollock executive swivel chairs in black leather on a four star base for Knoll. Adjustable. Very good overall condition. No rips, tears, holes or unusual wear.  
Pair of Early First Generation Pollock Chairs for Knoll
Pair of Early First Generation Pollock Chairs f...
Knoll, Charles Pollock (b.1930)
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Leather, Chrome, Plastic
For you consideration is a pair of vintage Charles Pollock for Knoll accent chairs. These chairs are icons of Mid-Century Modern design and have been in continuous production by Knol...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries