|CP Lounge chair by Charles Pollock for Bernhardt Design|
Jerry Helling, president of Bernhardt Design, says of Pollock's work: "I've always been fascinated by Charles Pollock. He created such a significant product, yet very little has ever been published about him. Given our fascination with mid-century American designers, this lack of information seemed remarkable to me."
|Charles Polloch and Jerry Helling|
Helling started to look for Pollock and in late 2010 discovered his address and sent him a letter; Pollock was immediately interested and scheduled a meeting. "When I started my search to find Charles, I simply wanted to meet him and hear his story. I didn't dream at the time that he would be willing and excited to design a new product after all these years," says Helling.