Poul Kjaerholm Furniture

Poul Kjærholm (Denmark, 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 PK 22 chair of 1956, a low-slung leather lounger on a steel base. The ideas introduced in the PK 22 — 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 PK 11 chair of 1957, with back and armrests formed by a semicircle of ash; the capacious, richly patinated leather seat of a vintage 1961 PK 9 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 Kjærholm PK27 Lounge Chairs in Black Leather
Poul Kjærholm PK27 Lounge Chairs in Black Leather
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Rubber, Maple
Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen, PK-27 easy chairs, maple and black leather, Denmark, design 1971, later production. This set of chairs designed by Kjærholm is made from mou...
Poul Kjaerholm PK11 E Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1957
Poul Kjaerholm PK11 E Kold Christensen, Denmark...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather, Beech
This is for a very nice example of the famous PK11 armchair designed by Poul Kjaerholm and manufactured by E Kold Christensen, Denmark 1957. This model is an early edition with very ...
Occasional Table PK61 Designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen
Occasional Table PK61 Designed by Poul Kjaerhol...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Marble
Occasional table PK61 designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1956. Steel and flint-rolled Cipollini marble.
Poul Kjaerholm PK55 Student's Desk, circa 1955
Poul Kjaerholm PK55 Student's Desk, circa 1955
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Iron, Pine
Poul Kjaerholm (1929 Oster Vra - Copenhagen 1980), PK55 Student's Desk, circa 1955, Origin: Copenhagen, Denmark, Oregon pine top with black varnished iron base. Manufactured by E. Ko...
Tripod Chair Designed by Poul Kjaerholm, Denmark, 1953
Tripod Chair Designed by Poul Kjaerholm, Denmar...
Poul Kjaerholm
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Side Chairs
CH689 Molded aluminium tripod chair, in blue. Plaqued and numbered. Originally designed by Poul Kjaerholm, 1953. Current limited edition of 25 plus 8 APs produced by Sean Kelly Ga...
Pair of PK 91 Folding Stools by Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen
Pair of PK 91 Folding Stools by Poul Kjærholm f...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Steel, Leather
Pair of PK 91 Folding Stools by Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen. Made by E. Kold Christiansen. Matte, chrome-plated steel, original black leather seats. Designed in 1961, Kjæ...
PK-9 Chair by Poul Kjærholm in patinated brown leather
PK-9 Chair by Poul Kjærholm in patinated brown ...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs
Steel, Leather
PK-9 Chair by Poul Kjærholm in patinated brown leather. Designed in 1960 and considered one of Kjærholm's masterpieces as well as a masterpiece among all 20th century chairs, the lea...
PK 61 Sofa Table in Highly Figured Cipollino Marble by Poul Kjærholm
PK 61 Sofa Table in Highly Figured Cipollino Ma...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel, Marble
PK 61 Sofa Table in Highly Figured Cipollino Marble by Poul Kjærholm. Stamped on the frame with the maker’s mark of E. Kold Christiansen. The original top, in excellent condition, i...
Poul Kjaerholm 'Kjærholm' PK-31 Sofa, for E. Kold Christensen, 1950s, Denmark
Poul Kjaerholm 'Kjærholm' PK-31 Sofa, for E. Ko...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Steel, Leather
A super Poul Kjærholm PK-31 sofa with a steel frame and original patinated leather. Designed in 1956 and manufactured and stamped by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark. Very good original ...
Poul Kjærholm PK 91 Folding Stool
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Steel, Leather
PK 91 folding stool by Poul Kjærholm. Designed 1961. Manufactured by E. Kold Christensen A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark. Materials: original natural leather, matte, chromed-plated...
Rare Pk-43 Table by Poul Kjaerholm, Denmark, 1956
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Rare PK-43 square coffee table in Oregon pine with four extension leaves. Designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1956. Purchased from E. Kold Christensen in 196...
PK 3 1/2 Sofa by Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Chri...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas
Steel, Leather, Chrome
PK 3 1/2 sofa settee by Poul Kjærholm, manufactured by first manufacturer Ejvindt Kold Christensen Denmark (see marking on last photo). Sofa comes with original upholstered construc...
Set of Eight PK-1 Dining Chairs by Poul Kjærholm
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Steel, Rope
A set of eight dining chairs designed by Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen in 1955. Originally, the series PK-1, -2, and -3 referenced a complete line of steel-frame chairs with ...
Poul Kjærholm PK 24 Chaise Longue with Wicker S...
Fritz Hansen, Poul Kjaerholm
20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Stainless Steel, Leather, Wicker
The PK24 chaise longue chair, with its easy curves and organic shape, stands out as perhaps the most recognizable chair in Poul Kjaerholm's work. The chair is a prime and almost extr...
Daybed, Model PK80, by Poul Kjærholm and E. Kol...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Daybeds
Steel, Leather
Daybed, model PK80, designed by Poul Kjærholm in 1957 and manufactured by E. Kold Christensen in the 1960s. The bed is upholstered in cognac classic leather and frame of steel.
PK Reol Bookcase Designed by Poul Kjaerholm, De...
Poul Kjaerholm
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Bookcases
Maple
SU374 Modular PK Reol bookcase in maple with steel wire. Originally designed by Poul Kjaerholm, 1979. Current limited edition of 100 plus 8 APs produced by Sean Kelly Gallery and ...
Pair of PK-11 Armchairs by Poul Kjærholm, made ...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Steel, Leather, Oak
Pair of PK-11 Armchairs by Poul Kjærholm, made by E. Kold Christensen. Kjærholm designed a total of seven three-legged chairs over the course of his career. This is his most famous. ...
Poul Kjærholm PK22 in Black Leather for E. Kold...
Poul Kjaerholm
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
Poul Kjærholm model PK22, 1956. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark. Dull chromium-plated steel and original black leather. Two chairs available.
Poul Kjaerholm PK61 for E. Kold Christensen
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel, Glass
Coffee table PK61 by Poul Kjærholm, 1956. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1956-1981. Matte, chromium-plated steel with glass top.
Poul Kjaerholm PK-22 Pair of Easy Chairs by E. ...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Wicker
Pair of cane easy chairs model PK-22 designed by Poul Kjaerholm. One produced by E. Kold Christensen and one by Fritz Hansen in Denmark.
Early Poul Kjaerholm PK22 Lounge Chair
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
Poul Kjaerholm PK22 lounge chair, circa 1960, produced by E.Kold Christensen of Denmark. Cognac leather cover is new, handmade by a London craftsman to the exact specifications as th...
PK 71 Nesting Tables for E. Kold Christensen
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables
Early production brushed nickel steel tables with white acrylic tops. Designed by Poul Kjærholm.
Poul Kjaerholm Coffee Table, Rare Model PK65 fo...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Chrome, Marble
Rare large coffee table PK65 designed by Poul Kjaerholm for Kold Christensen. Structure in chrome with a marble top. (2 minor losses, cf photos). New marble top on request.
Lounge Chair by Poul Kjaerholm Model PK20, E. K...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
Rare early edition Danish lounge chair by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen. Steel structure with leather seat. Signed under the seat. Model low back chair, very rare. Th...
PK20 Lounge Chair by Poul Kjaerholm, E. Kold Ch...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
Rare early edition Danish lounge chair by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen. Steel structure with leather seat. Signed under the seat. Model low back chair, very rare.  
"Pk 111" Six-Panel Folding Partition in Laminat...
Poul Kjaerholm, PP Mobler
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Screens and Room Dividers
Wood
"PK 111" six-panel folding partition in laminated Oregon pine, designed by Poul Kjaerholm. Originally designed in 1956, produced by PP Møbler, Denmark since 1985.
"Holscher" Chair with Welded Steel Tube Frame a...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Chairs
Steel, Rope
"Holscher" chair with welded steel tube frame and natural halyard seat and back. Designed 1952. This example produced 1953. The frame produced by Svend Holscher, the halyard wrapped ...
PK 22 Lounge Chair in Spring Steel and Black Le...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Lounge Chairs
Metal
PK 22 lounge chair in spring steel and black leather. Designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, circa 1956.
Poul Kjaerholm Pair of PK31 chairs for E. Kold ...
Poul Kjaerholm
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
Poul Kjaerholm pair of PK31 chairs in dull chromium-plated steel and oxhide. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark.
Poul Kjaerholm PK31 Sofa for E. Kold Christensen
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas
Steel, Leather
Poul Kjaerholm PK31 sofa in dull chromium-plated steel and black oxhide. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark.
Poul Kjaerholm Pair of PK22 for E. Kold Christe...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Steel, Cane
Poul Kjaerholm pair of PK22 easy chairs in dull chromium-plated steel and cane. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark.
PK51 Work Table by Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Tables
Steel, Ash
Poul Kjærholm work table PK51, 1957. Dull chromium plated-steel and ash. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1957-1970.  

Danish Modern PK22 Chairs

By Poul Kjaerholm
Danish Modern PK22 Chairs
Poul Kjaerholm
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather
Classic Poul Kjærholm PK22 chairs in black leather.
Poul Kjærholm PK71 Nesting Tables in Steel
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables
Steel, Acrylic
Poul Kjærholm, nesting tables, white acrylic and steel, Denmark, circa 1957. These modernist Danish nesting tables were manufactured in Denmark by fE. Kold Christensen. They featu...
Pk31/2 Sofa by Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas
Steel, Leather, Chrome
Poul Kjaerholm PK31/2 two-seat sofa in black dyed leather and matte chrome steel. Nice patina and useable condition. Manufactured by E. Kold Christensen.  
Pk 70 Dining Table by Poul Kjaerholm, Denmark, ...
Poul Kjaerholm, PP Mobler
Late 20th Century Danish Dining Room Tables
Mahogany
DT233 PK 70 dining table in mahogany. Designed by Poul Kjærholm, Denmark, 1972. Adapted from his tables for Restaurant Den Sorte Ravn. Produced by PP Møbler, Denmark, circa 1990.
Set of Six "Pk-9" Chairs in Black Oxide and Sta...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Chairs
Stainless Steel, Hide
Set of six "PK-9" chairs in black oxide and stainless steel. Designed by Poul Kjaerholm and manufactured by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1961 (seat: 16.9" H).
Pair of PK 61 Cocktail Tables by Poul Kjaerholm...
Poul Kjaerholm
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Stone
Pair of PK 61 cocktail tables by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark. Embossed manufacturer's mark to frame. Satin, nickel chrome on steel. 1" thick Quartzite tops wi...
Pair of Poul Kjærholm PK 27 Easy Chairs
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1970s Danish Lounge Chairs
Leather
Pair of Poul Kjærholm PK 27 easy chairs manufactured by E. Kold Christensen.
Poul Kjærholm PK 66 Table
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1970s Danish Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Maple
Poul Kjærholm PK 66 coffee table in maple.
Poul Kjaerholm PK22 Lounge Chair
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Lounge Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather
Poul Kjærholm PK22 lounge chair for E. Kold Christensen, first edition, Denmark, 1956. All original condition, leather original patina deep cognac color.
Poul Kjaerholm & E Kold Christensen 'PK27' Leat...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1970s Danish Chairs
Leather
Poul Kjaerholm & E Kold Christensen 'PK27' chair in molded plywood and maple veneer, with brown leather upholstery. From Denmark, 1971.
Poul Kjaerholm PK-54 Dining Table by E. Kold Ch...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Marble, Maple
Rare dining table model PK-54 designed by Poul Kjaerholm. Produced by E. Kold Christensen in Denmark.
Coffee Table PK61 by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel, Glass
Early production coffee table by Poul Kjaerholm, manufactured by E. Kold Christensen. The stamp of the manufacturer is present on the base (image 10). Glass tabletop is renewed.
Poul Kjaerholm PK22 for E. Kold Christensen
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
Lounge chair, model no. PK22 by Poul Kjaerholm for Ejvind Kold Christensen, Hellerup, Denmark. Original chrome-plated spring steel EKC frame with a new Fritz Hansen black leather sea...
Poul Kjaerholm PK22 for Kold Christensen in Nos...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Canvas
Lounge chair, model no. PK22 by Poul Kjaerholm for Ejvind Kold Christensen, Hellerup, Denmark. Chrome-plated spring steel EKC frame with a New Old Stock EKC canvas cover. Marked. Th...
PK61 Coffee Table with Cipollini Marble by Poul...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal
Exceptional and very rare Minimalist coffee table, designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E.Kold Christensen. Made in the 1960s, the table is stamped by the maker. Remarkable is the natural ...
PK55 Table or Desk by Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Desks and Writing Tables
Oak top work table with matte chrome frame and legs. Purchased from a Danish architect. Table by E. Kold Christensen. PK-11 armchair no longer available.
Pair of Poul Kjaerholm PK9 Chairs
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Pair of Poul Kjaerholm chairs, upholstered in leather and matte chrome plated steel, manufactured by E. Kold Christensen. Made in Denmark, 1960.
1950s Poul Kjærholm PK 61 Coffee Table for E. K...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel, Chrome, Slate
Poul Kjærholm, Model PK 61 table with black slate top E. Kold Christensen. Denmark, 1956. Slate, chrome-plated steel. Measures: 33.5 W x 33.5 D x 12.75 H inches. Early example with...
PK9 Chairs by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christ...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Leather
Extraordinary set of two Kjærholm chairs in original condition and with a lovely patina. Each chair is marked with the EKC logo twice. Designer: Poul Kjærholm Maker: E. Kold ...
Poul Kjærholm PK-33 Stool by E. Kold Christense...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Steel, Leather
Rare stool model PK-33 designed by Poul Kjærholm. Produced by E. Kold Christensen in Denmark.
Poul Kjærholm PK-91 Stool by E. Kold Christense...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Steel, Canvas
Rare foldable stool model PK-91 designed by Poul Kjærholm. Produced by E. Kold Christensen in Denmark.
1950s Brown Leather and Steel Base Daybed by Po...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen, Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Daybeds
Steel, Leather
Classic daybed designed by Poul Kjaerholm. The dark brown thick leather tufted cushion fits perfectly on the chromium-plated steel frame. All-over it comes in perfect original condit...
Poul Kjaerholm PK22 Lounge Chair for E. Kold Ch...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather
Designed by Poul Kjaerholm for his friend and manufacturer E. Kold Christiensen, the PK22 is made from brown leather and stainless steel. While many of Kjaerholm's contemporaries pri...
Easy Chair, Model PK22, by Poul Kjærholm and Fr...
Fritz Hansen, Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Easy chair, model PK22, designed by Poul Kjærholm and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in 2016. The chair is with cognac colored Classic leather and frame of chrome.
Poul Kjaerholm PK50 Dining or Conference Table
Poul Kjaerholm
Early 2000s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Mahogany
Rare and beautiful large table made by PP Møbler. Only a very few were produced. Out of production. Mahogany top and tubed steel legs. Could be used as dining table, conference ta...
Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen Dining S...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Sets
Steel, Leather, Oak
Poul Kjaerholm. PK 51 & PK 11. E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1957. Oak, matte chrome-plated steel, leather. Dimension: 81 W x 35.5 D x 28.5 H inches. Stamped {Denmark...
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