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Charles Pollock Model 657 Arm Chairs

Item #VINT002

SOLD

VINTAGE ITEM (Sold as a Pair)


Date of design: 1960
Dates of manufacture: 1964 to 1979
An early Knoll classic, Charles Pollock's sling lounge offers a refined combination of tubular chrome and leather upholstery.


NOTE: This is an "as is" sale of a one of a kind item that is no longer manufactured by Knoll. Vintage items are pre-owned and are not returnable.

Details

Construction and Details
  • Tubular steel legs, polished chrome finish
  • Cast aluminum arms and stretchers, black fused plastic finish
  • Tan saddle leather sling
  • Latex foam rubber cushion covered in black capeskin


This is an "as is" sale of a one of a kind item that is no longer manufactured by Knoll. Vintage items are pre-owned and are not returnable. Contact us for more information.

Dimensions

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.

KNOLL REMEMBERS CHARLES POLLOCK