Charles Pollock

FDNY: Cooking cause of fire that killed famed designer
FDNY: Cooking cause of fire that killed famed designer
Police Queens Courier Staff 8/22/2013 at 1:39PM

The Jamaica blaze that took the life of a famous furniture designer was caused by cooking, according to the FDNY. Charles Pollock, 83, who created one of the best-selling office chairs in history, the Pollock Executive Chair, died Tuesday morning when his 157th Street home caught fire. According to the fire department, “several New York [...]

Famed designer dies in Jamaica fire
Famed designer dies in Jamaica fire
Police Maggie Hayes 8/20/2013 at 1:23PM

A fatal fire took the life of one of the world’s last mid-century designers, said police and a close friend. Charles Pollock, 83, of Charles Pollock Designs, created one of the best-selling office chairs in history, the Pollock Executive Chair. He moved to 157th Street in Jamaica just a few years ago after a lifetime [...]