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Poul Kjaerholm

Danish, 1929-1980

A trained cabinetmaker, Poul Kjærholm’s use of industrial methods and materials in the 1960s brought a fresh, graceful, sleek new style to Danish modern design.

At Copenhagen’s School of Arts and Crafts, Kjærholm studied under Hans Wegner and Jørn Utzon — an industrial designer and the architect of the celebrated Sydney Opera House. The latter greatly influenced Kjærholm’s furniture production techniques — although he employed natural materials such as cane and leather, to a far greater extent than his peers Kjærholm embraced the use of steel (rather than wood) framing for his chairs and tables.

Kjærholm’s signal design was the PK22 chair of 1956, a low-slung leather lounger on a steel base. The ideas introduced in the PK22 — Kjærholm’s designs were named using a numeric system devised with his manufacturer, E. Kold Christensen — were refined throughout his career, as the offerings below show: the PK11 chair of 1957, with back and armrests formed by a semicircle of ash; the capacious, richly patinated leather seat of a vintage 1961 PK9 chair; the elegant rattan swoop of the PK 24 chaise longue (1965). The chaise longue's leather headrest, held in place by a steel counterweight, best shows Kjærholm's particular gift for combining technological advancements with a respect for traditional detailing. While respectful of the past, Poul Kjærholm's sensibility is one of optimism and expectation. His was design for those who lived with verve and élan, and confidently anticipated the future. 

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50s Poul Kjærholm Rare PK 62 Side Table for EKC 'Ejvind Kold Christensen'
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
In 1968, Poul Kjærholm set out to design a series of tables that could be combined with his collection of lounge chairs and sofas. The resulting PK62 was created in connection with t...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Poul Kjaerholm

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Poul Kjaerholm Set of 'PK17' Side Tables
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Poul Kjaerholm for Georg Jensen Sølvsmedie, set of 'PK17' nesting tables, white acrylic, steel, Denmark, 1957 These modernist Danish nesting tables by Poul Kjaerholm were manufact...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Poul Kjaerholm

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Steel

  • Poul Kjaerholm Set of 'PK17' Side Tables
  • Poul Kjaerholm Set of 'PK17' Side Tables
  • Poul Kjaerholm Set of 'PK17' Side Tables
  • Poul Kjaerholm Set of 'PK17' Side Tables
H 11.42 in. W 11.03 in. D 11.03 in.
Rare PK27 Easy Chair by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1971
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Echt, NL
Impressive PK27 easy chair in excellent condition. Designed by Poul Kjaerholm, Denmark Manufactured by E. Kold Christensen These chairs were only produced for three years, between...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Poul Kjaerholm

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Leather, Suede, Bentwood, Plywood

Poul Kjaerholm PK61 Coffee Table for E. Kold Christensen, 1950 Denmark
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in The Hague, NL
Minimalist and world known coffee table designed by Poul Kjærholm and manufactured by Ejvind Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1950s. Model No: PK61. This original old EKC production table...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Poul Kjaerholm

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Stone, Chrome

Poul Kjærholm Easy Chairs Model PK-22 Produced by E. Kold Christensen in Denmark
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare pair of easy chairs model PK-22 designed by Poul Kjærholm. Produced by E. Kold Christensen in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Poul Kjaerholm

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Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK65 Coffee Table for E. Kold Christensen
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Poul Kjaerholm PK65 coffee table, 1979. Executed by E. Kold Christensen. Dull chromium-plated steel and glass top. Literature: Michael Sheridan, The Funiture of Poul Kjærholm:...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Poul Kjaerholm

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Steel

PK-0 Lounge Chair by Poul Kjaerholm for Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A 'PK 0' lounge chair designed by Poul Kjaerholm. This iconic chair in black lacquered laminated beech, features a low, graphic shape designed in 1952. Manufactured by Fritz Hansen, ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Poul Kjaerholm

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Steel

Oxblood Leather PK22 by Poul Kjærholm for E Kold Christensen
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Dronten, NL
Original PK 22 chair designed by Poul Kjærholm upholstered in beautiful oxblood red leather. E. Kold Christensen edition, the matte chrome frame embossed with EKC logo underneath th...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Poul Kjaerholm

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Steel

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Poul Kjærholm furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Poul Kjærholm Furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 232 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 32 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Poul Kjærholm were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Scandinavian Modern style. Many customers also consider Furniture by Johannes Andersen Furniture, Ole Wanscher Furniture and Illum Wikkels Furniture when they are looking for additional options. The prices for Poul Kjærholm furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Priced at $525 on 1stDibs, these items top out at $96,610, while pieces like these can sell for $8,699.