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Original 1963 Knoll Charles Pollock Executive Chair With All Original Labels

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Seller: exclusive-furniture-wimbledon (1,998) 100%, Location: Wimbledon , Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 182366239681 ITEM FOR SALE Antique & Vintage furniture Wimbledon is delighted to offer for auction this 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 Link available here 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 Any questions please feel free to ask DELIVERY OR COLLECTION This item is available for collection from Wimbledon SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland, please contact me on 07850 890032 via text with your postcode for a delivery quotation, please be sure to include which item you would like to buy as the price is determined on size and distance, if you would like more than one piece of furniture we offer a substantial discount on the second and third item, for international shipping please view the below information ABOUT US Antique and Furniture LTD is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have two large storage warehouse’s and are happy to accommodate viewings on any and all items we have for sale To make an appointment to arrange a viewing please call or text James on 07850 890032 PAYMENTS We accept payment via card at the warehouse on the day of collection, paypal invoice or bacs payment We would kindly ask that all items are paid for within 48 hours and collected within 7 working days, we can hold items for longer but this must be agreed prior to the sale otherwise a daily storage charge may be incurred 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 COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CAN’T BE POSTED) We prefer collection on all items from Wimbledon SW19-3BE I’m happy to accommodate your own courier after a cleared payment has been received We can arrange delivery nationwide, please confirm the delivery amount before you buy and not after Whoever delivers may require some help on the larger items, if this is not possible please let us know as it may affect the price to send a two man team Delivery is to the ground floor only, again if you need help upstairs or in flats etc that's absolutely not a problem but could naturally affect the delivery fee INTERNATIONAL We currently can deliver to Portugal France Spain and Italy, please contact us with your full address and we will have a quote drawn up for you Delivery time can take two to three weeks depending on the courier’s routes for the above mentioned countries The price listed is just a guide, please contact us for a quote before buying, if you have your own courier or wish to book the collection in yourself we are happy to accommodate you Product Type: Armchairs, Original/Reproduction: Original, Style: Art Deco, Age: 1960'S, Material: LEATHER

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