POLLOCK EXECUTIVE

Designed by Charles Pollock - Knoll

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.

Description

The Pollock chair continues to maintain its role as the quintessential executive chair with its timeless contemporary elegance. Offered in a variety of luxurious fabrics, leathers and finishes, the versatile and extremely comfortable chair features a waterfall front and thick tufted upholstery, and signature aluminum rim.

Dimensions

Arm Chair: 26.5″W x 28.5″D x 31″ – 36″H, Seat Height: 18-23″, Arm Height:24-29″
Armless Chair: 23.5″W x 28.5″D x 31″ – 36″H, Seat Height: 18-23″

Materials & Options

  • Available in a selection of Knoll fabrics and Spinneybeck Leathers
  • Frame/base top cap finishes: Polished aluminium/stainless steel, satin anodized aluminium/brushed stainless steel, black anodized aluminium/black epoxy or black anodized aluminium/stainless steel
  • Frame: Extruded aluminum with polished, satin or black anodized finish; Steel support plate welded to frame spans width of seat cushion
  • Arms: Seamless, black phenolic plastic
  • Column cover: Polypropylene on pneumatic seat height models; steel with epoxy finish on mechanical seat height models
  • Base: steel armature with epoxy finish; polished stainless or black epoxy finish on mechanical seat height models
  • Standard casters: Hard wheel casters standard
  • Controls: 360 swivel; tilt with tilt tension and pneumatic seat height adjustment

Contact Us

Contact Hollace Cluny for more information at 416 968 7894 or send us an inquiry.
  • 245 Davenport Rd.
    First Floor
    Toronto, ON
    M5R 1K1
  • Showroom is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Saturdays by appointment only. Sundays closed.

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