Max Pearson

Max Pearson

Best known for the Executive task chair line he designed for Knoll in 1966, Max Pearson completed design courses at both the University of Michigan and the School for American Craftsman at Rochester prior to joining Knoll full-time. While it would be tempting to compare Max Pearson pieces to that of Charles Pollock —who also created an executive chair for Knoll—Pearson’s chair displays a sculpted, swooping form that downplays ergonomics for a more womb-like shape, perhaps more aptly recalling Eero Saarinen’s pedestal Tulip chair.

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