Famous Chair Designer Dies in Queens House Fire

No other injuries were reported

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013  |  Updated 1:02 PM EDT
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Famous Chair Designer Dies in Queens House Fire

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A renowned chair designer died in a fire at his two-story home in Queens early Tuesday, authorities said.
 
The fire department said the blaze broke out in the basement of Charles Pollock's house on 157th Street around 7 a.m. The 83-year-old Pollock was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
No other injuries were reported.

Pollock founded an executive chair design business in the 1960s. His chairs were known for their contemporary, elegant design featuring a waterfall front, thick upholstery and a signature aluminum rim. 

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