Charles Pollock, an American designer born in 1930 in Philadelphia, was renowned for his contributions to the field of furniture design, particularly in the mid-20th century. Pollock's design career was marked by a distinctive approach that combined functionality with a sleek, modern aesthetic.
Educated at the Pratt Institute in New York, Pollock was deeply influenced by the principles of modernism, which is evident in his work. He gained prominence in the design world with his creation of the Pollock Chair in 1963 for Knoll, a design that became a staple in offices worldwide. Forty-seven years after the design of the Pollock Chair, he created the cp.1 Lounge Chair for Bernhardt Design. The cp.1 is designed with a modern aesthetic, including a stainless-steel frame and hand-quilted detailing.
Pollock's career was not limited to a single iconic design. He continued to create furniture that was both aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically sound, earning him a reputation as a designer who understood the balance between form and function. Despite facing challenges in his career, including a period of lesser public visibility, Pollock's work remained influential in the design community. He died in 2013.