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E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Founded in Hellerup, Denmark, by entrepreneur Ejvind Kold Christensen, furniture manufacturer E. Kold Christensen was instrumental in advancing the career of Poul Kjærholm, a revered Danish cabinetmaker who brought a graceful and sleek new style to Scandinavian design.

Christensen and Kjærholm formed not only a close friendship but also a fruitful business partnership that endured for decades. The company produced most of Kjærholm’s acclaimed armchairs, stools and lounge chairs — which were often framed in brushed steel and upholstered in leather — until Kjærholm’s death in 1980.

Christensen began his career as a sales manager for the furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Søn. In the late 1940s, Christensen introduced the young Hans Wegner to Carl’s son, Holger Hansen — who was by then running his family’s legendary company — after recognizing the potential of this new designer. Wegner, Hansen and Christensen solidified their partnership by forming SALESCO — a marketing company with the sole purpose of promoting Wegner’s now universally celebrated body of work

In the mid-1950s, Christensen partnered with promising designer Kjærholm — their pairing was the result of Wegner recommending that Christensen help develop Kjærholm (Wegner had been a teacher of Kjærholm’s at what is now the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts). Christensen established his eponymous company with the singular goal of manufacturing his friend’s works. 

E. Kold Christensen’s founder offered Kjærholm the room he needed to explore the structural potential of steel in furniture-making — he created forward-looking seating, tables and other pieces that reflected the influence of modernist designers such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich rather than the output of his Scandinavian peers, who worked primarily with wood. (Kjærholm would later experiment with wood during the 1970s.) 

The refined PK22 chair, a lounger made of steel with a seat of leather or canvas has over time been compared to Mies and Reich’s Barcelona chair and is a fine example of Kjærholm’s mid-century innovations for E. Kold Christensen. It was an instant commercial success — launching both the designer's and manufacturer's careers. Later, Kjærholm’s iconic PK24 chair merged stainless steel, leather and a sinuous seat of woven wicker, while his PK61 coffee table offered a fanciful, off-center support structure for its glass top. By 1960, Kjærholm had twice been awarded the Grand Prize at the Milan Triennale.

In the 1980s, E. Kold Christensen sold the production rights to a range of Kjærholm’s work to Fritz Hansen, where the designer had incidentally worked for a short time in the early 1950s (the company now has rights to the complete collection) . Many of Kjærholm’s works are part of collections at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, while museums in Norway, Denmark, Germany and Sweden also have his works — each produced by E. Kold Christensen — in their permanent collections. 

On 1stDibs, find vintage E. Kold Christensen chairs, tables, lighting and more.

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Creator: E. Kold Christensen
Poul Kjaerholm Set of Nesting Tables in White Perspex and Steel
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, set of 'PK17' nesting tables, perspex acrylic, steel, Denmark, 1957 These modernist Danish nesting tables by Poul Kjaerholm were manufactured...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Steel

PK61 Coffee Table by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Dronten, NL
Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen PK61 occasional table, white honed marble and matte chrome steel, made in Denmark, designed in 1955. Marked with E. Kold Christensen logo in th...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Marble, Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK61 for E. Kold Christensen Coffee Table, 1969
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iconic early version PK-61 coffee table, designed by Poul Kjærholm, 1969 for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1956-1981 in brushed, chromium-plated steel with glass top, marked with EKC...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Steel

Large Poul Kjaerholm PK55 Table by Ejvindt Kold Christensen
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Dronten, NL
Exceptionally well preserved example of iconic work / dining table model PK55 designed by Danish architect Poul Kjaerholm in 1957, manufactured by Ejvindt Kold Christensen according ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK62 Porsgrunn Side Table, E. Kold Christensen
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Dronten, NL
Rare Poul Kjaerholm PK62 side table with frame of brushed chromed steel, original top of Porsgrunn marble. Designed by Poul Kjaerholm 1968 and made by E. Kold Christensen, marked wit...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Marble, Steel

PK 55 - Desk/dining table in ash by Poul Kjærholm
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Copenhagen, DK
PK 55 - Desk/dining table with top in ash and steel frame. Marked from the manufacturer. Designed by Poul Kjærholm ,made by E. Kold Christensen.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Steel

Poul Kjaerholm E. Kold Christensen PK61 Travertine Stone Coffee Table
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early PK61 Table with a spectacular red stone top, designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen. The design is sleek and minimalist, executed with pre...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Stone, Travertine, Steel

Poul Kjærholm, PK61 coffee table Marble, Denmark 1960s
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in WIJCKEL, NL
The low table PK 61 Kjaerholm created to complement the PK 22 lounge chair is one of his most elementary designs. The table is constructed of four welded steel elements joined with m...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Marble, Steel

Vintage Glass Table 'PK61' Designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
The "PK61" glass cocktail table, designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, is a mid-century modern masterpiece. It boasts a clear glass top elegantly supported by a brushed...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Steel

Occasional Table PK 61 by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Dronten, NL
Early PK 61 coffee table designed by Paul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen in good vintage condition with spectacular dark brown marble top, purchased in 1957. The matte chrome stee...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Marble, Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK53 Desk for E. Kold Christensen
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Poul Kjaerholm PK53. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark. Oak and dull chromium-plated steel. Literature: Michael Sheridan, The Funiture o...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Steel

Table PK54 designed by Poul Kjaerholm manufactured by da E. Kold Christensen
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Firenze, FI
Round dining table designed by Poul Kjaerholm, model PK54, produced by E. Kold Christensen (Denmark 1963). White marble top with gray veins, chrome-plated steel base with the manufac...
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1960s Danish Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Marble, Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK63a E Kold Christensen Denmark 1968
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Striking coffee table model PK63a designed by Poul Kjaerholm and manufactured by Ejvind Kold Christensen, Denmark 1968. In 1968, Poul Kjærholm set o...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK 53 Work Table-Desk in Ash for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in WIJCKEL, NL
Danish design work table or desk from 1957 by Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen. Matte chromed flattened steel frame, ash pine table-top. Frame marked with stamp manufacturer. ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Steel

Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen PK61 Statuario Marble Coffee Table
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Alumninum frame and a Statuario marble top. This is the vintage Model Pk61, designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen in 1958. So not the re...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Marble, Metal

PK-61 Glass Table by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A PK-61 satin-chrome steel frame table designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen in Denmark. Glass top measures 31.5" wide, 31.5" deep and ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK51 Work Table for E. Kold Christensen
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Poul Kjærholm work table PK51, 1957. Dull chromium plated-steel with top in oak. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Copenhagen, Denmark.  
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Steel

Poul Kjærholm PK61 Coffee Table with Black Slate Top
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Kastrup, DK
Poul Kjærholm 1929-1980. PK61 coffee table with four legs matte chrome-plated steel frame and a black slate top. Marked with the EKC Denmark logo imp...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Slate, Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK-54 Dining / Entry Table by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1960s
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in London, GB
Round Poul Kjaerholm PK-54 dining table by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1960s. Flint rolled Cippolino marble top and a matte chrome-plated steel base. ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Marble, Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK71 Nesting Tables for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1957
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Echt, NL
Beautiful set of PK71 nesting tables in very good condition Designed by Poul Kjaerholm in 1957. These particular tables are manufactured by E. Kold Christensen and are marked ‘Den...
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20th Century Danish Minimalist E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Metal, Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK 54 Dining Table E. Kold Christensen
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Houston, TX
Poul Kjaerholm PK 54 dining table with extension leaves E. Kold Christensen Denmark, 1960s flint-rolled marble, chrome-plated steel Measures: 5...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Marble, Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK-54 Dining Table by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Stockholm, SE
PK-54 designed by Poul Kjaerholm. Produced by E. Kold Christensen in Denmark.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Carrara Marble, Steel

Rare Poul Kjaerholm PK59 Oak-Topped Coffee Table
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Matte chrome-plated steel frame with figured oak veneer top, circa 1957. Stamped for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark to underside stretcher. The PK-59 table has been out of production f...
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1950s Danish Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Oak

Poul Kjærholm PK41 Table
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Epperstone, Nottinghamshire
Fantastic work table model PK 41 in Oregon pine and steel designed by Poul Kjærholm for E Kold Christensen, Denmark. Ultra minimal and elegant table.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern E. Kold Christensen Tables

Poul Kjaerholm, PK61, Coffee Table, 20th Century
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Paris, FR
A square coffee table with a slate top on a four legs matte chrome-plated steel stand, Denmark. Model created in 1956. First edition stamped by maker E. Kold Christensen.   Lit...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Slate, Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK71 Nesting Tables, Denmark, 1960
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Nesting tables, model PK71, designed by Poul Kjaerholm. Manufactured by E Kold Christensen in Denmark, circa 1960. Matt chromed steel frame and original top of black acrylic. I...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Steel

1950s PK-61 Glass Top Low Table by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A PK-61 low table designed by Poul Kjaerholm featuring a satin-chrome steel frame with the original 1.25" glass top. Made by E. Kold Christensen in Denmark, circa 1950s.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK71 Nesting Tables, Denmark, 1960
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A set of three nesting tables, model PK71, designed by Poul Kjaerholm and manufactured by E. Kold Christensen in Denmark circa 1960. Each table has an eye-catching square structur...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK61 Coffee Table for E. Kold Christensen
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Poul Kjaerholm coffee table PK61. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark. Dull chromium plated steel and top of black slate. Marked E. Kold Christensen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Slate, Steel

Poul Kjaerholm Nesting Tables PK 71 for E. Kold Kristensen, Denmark
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in RHEEZERVEEN, Overijssel
Set of three elegant and minimalist designed nesting tables by Pool Kjaerholm for E. Sold Christensen. The material used is reduced to an absolute minimum, no screws or bolts are use...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Steel

Dining Table by Poul Kjærholm
By E. Kold Christensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Dining table in Oregon pine with legs of steel. Two pieces in stock. Maker E. Kold Christensen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern E. Kold Christensen Tables

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Pine

E. Kold Christensen tables for sale on 1stDibs.

E. Kold Christensen tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of E. Kold Christensen tables, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original tables by E. Kold Christensen were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in scandinavia during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider tables by Nanna Ditzel, Ib Kofod-Larsen, and Frits Henningsen. Prices for E. Kold Christensen tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,756 and can go as high as $45,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $6,950.

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