It has been more than half a century since the late Charles Pollock designed what was then called the Model 657, a minimal chair of polished chrome steel tubing and natural cowhide. The 657 blended comfort, functionality and, of course, style.

Florence Knoll, seeing the design for the first time, declared it “gold.” Known today simply as the Pollock Arm Chair, it initiated Pollock’s design relationship with Knoll.

The designer went on to create the best-selling Pollock Executive Chair, which has remained in production since 1965. In fact, the Executive Chair has been so popular that it has in many ways overshadowed Pollock’s first Knoll chair, despite its beautiful linearity and simple responsiveness to the sitter’s position. Today, Knoll is pleased to reintroduce the Pollock Arm Chair, a modern classic for the home. Read the entire story at Knoll Inspiration.

“In a rare combination of casual and elegant, the Risom chair and stool inhabit the living space of this former barn garage converted guesthouse. Large, picture-frame windows, remnants of the vast garage doors, promote a playful and ambitious connection to the glorious surrounding landscape. The chairs assist in transforming this space into a cozy and intimate room and fit with the architectural play between inside and outside.”
See more at Knoll Inspiration.

“In a rare combination of casual and elegant, the Risom chair and stool inhabit the living space of this former barn garage converted guesthouse. Large, picture-frame windows, remnants of the vast garage doors, promote a playful and ambitious connection to the glorious surrounding landscape. The chairs assist in transforming this space into a cozy and intimate room and fit with the architectural play between inside and outside.”

See more at Knoll Inspiration.

craightonberman
craightonberman:

Next week I’ll be collaborating with the legendary furniture company Knoll to sketchnote live from their showroom during Neocon 2014. I’ll be sketching my observations, interpretations, abstractions, and thoughts as I experience all of their new (and classic) furniture at the largest office interiors show in the US. Here’s what they have to say:

On Monday and Tuesday, June 9 and 10, Berman will be roaming the Knoll Chicago showroom with an iPad in hand, sketching office spaces, products and layouts that let people to do their best work. Knoll will post the images to social media in real-time throughout the day with the hashtag #revolutionworkplace.
See Berman’s #revolutionworkplace sketches for Knoll on TWITTER, FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM and join the conversation.

I’m thrilled to be working with a company with such an important design heritage, and I’m really looking forward to turning an office showroom into my studio for a couple of days. Keep an eye out for my deep and insightful thoughts on office furniture.

craightonberman:

Next week I’ll be collaborating with the legendary furniture company Knoll to sketchnote live from their showroom during Neocon 2014. I’ll be sketching my observations, interpretations, abstractions, and thoughts as I experience all of their new (and classic) furniture at the largest office interiors show in the US.

Here’s what they have to say:

On Monday and Tuesday, June 9 and 10, Berman will be roaming the Knoll Chicago showroom with an iPad in hand, sketching office spaces, products and layouts that let people to do their best work. Knoll will post the images to social media in real-time throughout the day with the hashtag #revolutionworkplace.

See Berman’s #revolutionworkplace sketches for Knoll on TWITTERFACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM and join the conversation.

I’m thrilled to be working with a company with such an important design heritage, and I’m really looking forward to turning an office showroom into my studio for a couple of days. Keep an eye out for my deep and insightful thoughts on office furniture.