Remembering Charles Pollock

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Charles Pollock

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We are deeply saddened by the passing of famed furniture designer Charles Pollock, who died in a fire that engulfed his Jamaica, Queens apartment yesterday morning at the age of 83. Pollock is the designer behind one of the most popular Midcentury Modern office chairs: the 1963 Pollack Executive Chair, which remains a part of the Knoll Collection to this day.

Last year, after a nearly 30-year hiatus, Pollock returned to furniture design, this time collaborating with Jerry Helling of Bernhardt Design. The partnership resulted in the fluid, ergonomically designed CP Lounge Chair, which premiered at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

As we remember him, here are a few of Pollock’s iconic works:

Pollock Executive Chair

Pollock Executive Chair for Knoll. Photo: Perrin Drumm via Core77

Pollock Sling Arm Chair

Sling Arm Chair for Knoll. Photo: Kenny K “Kinzco” via Flickr

Pollock CP Lounge Chair

CP Lounge Chair for Bernhardt Design. Photo via

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