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Poul Kjaerholm Furniture

Danish, 1929-1980
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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Poul Kjaerholm PK71 bt E. Kold Christiansen
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Poul Kjærholm Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Poul Kjærholm Furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Poul Kjærholm Furniture there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 230 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. The prices for Poul Kjærholm furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $525 and tops out at $96,610, while pieces like these can sell for $8,968 on average.

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