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Charles Pollock

An often overlooked icon of mid-century design, American industrial designer Charles Pollock’s use of clean lines, innovative materials and state-of-the-art techniques have ensured his creations remain classics today. Boasting a signature minimalist approach to design, Pollock’s work is still celebrated across the globe today.

Having graduated with a degree in industrial design from the Pratt Institute in New York, Charles Pollock went on to work alongside American designer George Nelson at Herman Miller. Experimenting with swagging, a technique Pollock developed that involves moulding tubular steel, the duo created the iconic Swag Leg Collection. Opening his own studio shortly after, Pollock’s designs soon attracted the attention of Florence Knoll and kickstarted his partnership with the iconic design house.

With the support of Knoll, Charles Pollock went on to design classic pieces such as the 657 Sling Chair and the iconic Pollock Chair, which is held together by a single aluminium band. Driving mid-century design forward thanks to his unique, minimalist approach to design and use of innovative materials, Pollock has been honoured with work in the permanent collections at the Smithsonian Institution, the Louvre in Pairs and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Pollock Lounge Chair Tan Leather

Originally designed by Charles Pollock for Knoll, this tan leather Pollock Lounge Chair is exclusively available at The Conran Shop.

Conceptualised in 1960 and produced between 1967 and 1979, the classic Pollock Lounge Chair remains a timeless icon of mid-century design.

Lovingly referred to by design enthusiasts as "657" or "sling chair", the chair boasts a refined steel frame accented with high quality tan leather.

The tubular steel legs connect sturdily to cast-aluminium stretches and arms with exposed hardware, displaying Charles Pollock's signature minimalist approach to design.

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