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Pair of Vintage Mid-century Fabric Desk Chairs by Charles Pollock for Comforto

$2,303.51per set


This pair of office armchairs was designed by Charles Pollock for the German manufacturer Comforto during the 70s. The seats are made of durable brown plastic and high-quality olive-colored fabric. A swivel leg or high armrests are the attributes of the furniture, which is to ensure comfort during long use. They were created with office workers in mind. Charles Randolph Pollock was born in 1930 and died in 2013. He was an American industrial designer who created elegant furniture, most notably an office chair connected by a single aluminum rim that became known as the Pollock chair. Introduced in 1963 and still in production, this iconic chair became a staple in U.S. offices in the 1960s and can be seen on the Mad Men television series, as well as at institutions such as the Smithsonian Institution and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After serving in the US Army for two years as Art Editor for INFANTRY Magazine, Pollock worked with George Nelson at Herman Miller. In 1958 he left Nelson's office and joined Florence Knoll. The designs created there were an achievement in terms of structure and aesthetics, and the chairs remain a Knoll classic to this day. Comforto is a German furniture manufacturer that has been producing office furniture since 1863. Pollock also designed a similar model for Knoll Int. Both chairs have become icons of design. This armchairs are in original vintage condition. The pieces have a scrapes and patina. The seat is 45 cm high.


  • Creator
    Charles Pollock (Designer),Comforto (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.89 in. (81 cm)Width: 25.99 in. (66 cm)Depth: 23.63 in. (60 cm)Seat Height: 17.72 in. (45 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. This armchairs are in original vintage condition. The pieces have a scrapes and patina.
  • Seller Location
    Warszawa, PL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU6129227010632

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About the Designer

Charles Pollock

Charles Pollock was a renowned but reclusive furniture designer. He rarely spoke to the media and instead preferred to let his iconic designs speak for themselves. Pollock’s name is ubiquitous with mid-century modern office furniture — while vintage furniture obsessives know the office chairs he made for Knoll, he designed armchairs and lounge chairs for domestic interiors as well.

Pollock was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1930. When his family moved to Michigan, he attended Detroit's Cass Technical High School, whose alumni includes artist-designer Harry Bertoia. For his extraordinary work at Cass, Pollock earned a full scholarship to Pratt Institute in New York City.

Industrial designer Lucia DeRespinis had been a classmate of Pollock’s at Pratt and got a job in architect George Nelson’s studio after graduation. Nelson, the design director at legendary mid-century furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, was always looking for new design talent. DeRespinis was struck by Pollock’s sculptures at Pratt and recommended Nelson hire him. Pollock, who had been working for Donald Deskey’s firm, took a job with Nelson and helped create the Swag Leg armchair (a full Swag Leg collection debuted at Herman Miller in the late 1950s). Soon afteward, Pollock opened his own studio and shared his portfolio with pioneering designer Florence Knoll at the modernist behemoth she cofounded with her husband Hans.

Pollock’s 657 Sling chair for Knoll debuted in 1960 and earned him a substantial contract with the brand. This paved the way for his most famous design: the Executive chair. Introduced in 1963, the Executive chair became one of the best-selling and most recognizable office chairs in history. Pollock devoted five years to perfecting the seat, and his patented rim technology allowed for simple assembly, which contributed to its success and popularity.

Pollock later returned to sculpting and explored other pursuits but never stopped designing furniture. In 1982, he created the Penelope chair for the Italian furniture maker Castelli. At 82 years of age, Pollock was commissioned by American manufacturer Bernhardt Design to create the CP Lounge chair, which was launched at the London Design Festival 2012. Pollock died a short while later, in 2013, but his seating is still produced by Bernhardt Design today.

Pollock received much acclaim throughout his career. He earned several awards, including the prestigious Red Dot Design Award and Pratt Institute's Rowena Reed Kostellow Award for outstanding work in industrial design. His Executive chair has been exhibited at museums around the world, including the Louvre Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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