Manufacturer Knoll recently announced they have re-issued the iconic Pollock Arm Chair. Also known as the "657 Sling-back Lounge," the piece-designed by the late Charles Pollock approximately 50 years ago-is a model of sleek, functional, and unencumbered design.
The Pollock Arm Chair Appeals to Design Purists
Taking a page, perhaps, from Mies van der Rohe's book, Pollock conceived of the piece as an example of function on display. Every visible element-from the polished chrome steel tubing to the cast aluminum arms to the natural cowhide seat-serves a dual purpose: providing structure as well as aesthetic appeal.
By integrating the two functions, Pollock strived for "honesty in design" while meeting one of the principal mandates of the Modern age: creating furnishings that blur, or erase, the line between structure and adornment.
Since production of the piece ceased in 1979, the Pollock Arm Chair has been difficult to come by. Knoll's re-issue changes all that. The Pollock Arm Chair is now available for purchase at The Shop.
Users may specify the sling-back style in Spinneyback Belting Leather or a urethane cushion in Portofino Leather. Seat colors include black, chocolate, or cinnamon.
About the Manufacturer: An internationally recognized leader in modern workplace furniture, Knoll manufactures seating, office systems, files and storage, tables and desks, wood casegoods, and accessories. Designing according to the form and function philosophy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the company aspires to "create form out of the nature of our tasks with the methods of our time."