Design: Charles Polin
elena’s specific feature is its flexible laminated wooden frame GenioFlex. The GenioFlex frame lightens the load on the joints connecting frame and legs and thus is perfectly apt for uneven floors, hugely extending the chair’s lifespan. With a wide range of upholsteries, armrests and shell shapes to choose from, elena offers a tremendous diversity of options.
Creative and innovative thinking characterizes the holistic approach of designer Charles Polin, born in 1951 in Zurich.
After having completed his studies of industrial and interior design in Zurich with such important professors as the renowned design pioneer Willy Guhl, Polin successfully cooperated with famous designers and architects, among them Bruno Rey.
Charles Polin specializes in the design of public institutions and buildings. His competence lies in the conception, the construction as well as in the utilization of seating furniture. True to his philosophy of “design is the synthesis of form and function” and complemented by the objective of creating quality of life, numerous creations for furniture companies like Hiller Objektmoebel, Kusch + Co or Plank emerged, some of which have been chosen as winners of international design awards.