Monday, May 21, 2012

CHARLES POLLACK, Industrial Design Icon at the ICFF 2012 for BERNHARDT DESIGN


CHARLES POLLACK SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS ON THE CP LOUNGE CHAIR
At the ICFF yesterday, amidst new designs for Bernhardt Design, sat Industrial design icon, Charles Pollack.  I stood in pure amazement!! Before me is a mid-century legend who designed the Pollack-chair, the quintessential executive office chair known for its versatility and comfort! Its timeless and contemporary elegance from 1963 still stands the test of time; as it is still available at Knoll in variety of luxurious fabrics, leather and finishes.

POLLACK CHAIR  (image via Knoll)

Standing there I thought,'why is Mr. Pollack in the Bernhardt Designs booth?' Well, Jerry Helling, President of US-headquartered Bernhardt Designs turns out to be a huge fan of Mr. Pollack and he tracked him down. Even though Mr. Pollack has not designed chairs in at-least 30 years, the result of their Bernhardt-Pollack collaboration resulted in the magnificent CP lounge chair. What a great looking chair! It features loop-stitching with hand–quilted panels of leather, suede or felt, supported by a modern polished stainless steel frame. I loved the black stitching on the edges of the lime green felt! Like its predecessor, it is pure sculpture!
CP LOUNGE CHAIR -FELT

I even got some one-on-one time with him! I told him I really love his loose chair doodles; so I got one of his doodles on a Bernhardt pamphlet! See below:

CHARLES POLLACK AT 2012 ICFF




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