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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Pair of PK-9 Chairs by Poul Kjaerholm for E.Kold Christensen, 1960s
Pair of PK-9 Chairs by Poul Kjaerholm for E.Kol...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Iconic and first edition pair of PK-9 chairs by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, 1960s. Original patinated cognac leather upholstery. Makers mark in the three curved matte c...
Poul Kjaerholm PK22 Chairs E Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1956
Poul Kjaerholm PK22 Chairs E Kold Christensen, ...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather
This is for the famous pair of PK22 chairs designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1956. These chairs are early editions with very nice and rare oxblood leather. ...
Poul Kjærholm PK-22 Easy Chair by E. Kold Christensen in Denmark
Poul Kjærholm PK-22 Easy Chair by E. Kold Chris...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Rattan
Rare easy chair model PK-22 designed by Poul Kjærholm. Produced by E. Kold Christensen in Denmark.
PK 22 by Paul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen
PK 22 by Paul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen
Fritz Hansen, Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
The iconic model PK-22 was designed in 1955, and is probably Kjærholms most famous design. Produced and stamped by Fritz Hansen. Literature: Noritsugu Oda. 'Danish chairs', p. 181.
Pair of Early PK-11 Chairs
Pair of Early PK-11 Chairs
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Steel, Ash
An impeccable pair of early PK-11 armchairs having an exposed and dramatically engineered three-legged frame of brushed steel that supports a curved laminated ash backrest and gently...
Vintage PK 22 Natural Leather Chair by Poul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen
Vintage PK 22 Natural Leather Chair by Poul Kjæ...
Fritz Hansen, Poul Kjaerholm
Early 2000s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Leather
A pair of Poul Kjærholm PK22 chairs in natural tan hide for Fritz Hansen. Without doubt Kjærholm's most iconic chair. Designed in 1955.
Sofa Set by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1958
Sofa Set by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christen...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets
Leather, Chrome
Exceptional sofa set designed by Poul Kjaerholm, manufactured by E. Kold Christensen in Denmark, 1958. This stunning set contains one three-seat PK 31/3 sofa and one two-seater PK...
Pair of PK22 Chairs by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1960
Pair of PK22 Chairs by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Ko...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Metal
A stunning pair of PK22 lounge chairs, designed by Poul Kjaerholm, manufactured by E. Kold Christensen in Denmark, circa 1960. The chair has a beautiful chrome-plated metal base. ...
Poul Kjaerholm PK-22 Pair of Easy Chairs by E. Kold Christensen in Denmark
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.
Poul Kjaerholm PK53 Desk for E. Kold Christensen
Poul Kjaerholm PK53 Desk for E. Kold Christensen
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Steel, Oak
Poul Kjaerholm PK53. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark. Oak and dull chromium-plated steel. Literature: Michael Sheridan, The Funiture of Poul Kjærholm: Catalogue Raiso...
Poul Kjaerholm PK22 for E. Kold Christensen
Poul Kjaerholm PK22 for E. Kold Christensen
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Cane
Poul Kjaerholm PK22. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark. Dull chromium-plated steel and cane.
Poul Kjaerholm PK9 Chair in Leather and Chromed Metal, Kold Christensen, 1960s
Poul Kjaerholm PK9 Chair in Leather and Chromed...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
First edition PK-9 chair in leather and chromed metal by Danish designer Poul Kjærhölm. Edited by Kold Christensen Denmark in the early 1960s. The PK9 chair is considered to be Kjæ...
Poul Kjærholm PK 33 Stool for E. Kold Christens...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Steel, Leather, Wood
Poul Kjærholm, original condition. PK 33 stool. E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1959. Matte, chrome-plate spring steel with patinated, laminated wood. Dimensions: 53.34 x 35...
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...
Poul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen PK-9 Chair
Fritz Hansen, Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Poul Kjærholm “PK-9” for Fritz Hansen PK-9 chair. Measures: Seat is 21.75" wide.
Poul Kjærholm PK-9 Chair E. Kold Christensen M...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Poul Kjærholm PK-9 dining chair E. Kold Christensen Mid-Century Modern made in Denmark. There is a maker's mark.
Rare Poul Kjærholm Pk66 Coffee Table
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Ash, Maple
Rare PK66 coffee table designed by Poul Kjærholm, circa 1971. Table constructed of plywood with maple veneer on a diagonal orientation and laminated steam bent ash legs. Per the Kjæ...
Rare Poul Kjaerholm PK55 "Variant" Table
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern End Tables
Stainless Steel, Ash
Rare Poul Kjaerholm PK55 "Variant" table, as pictured on page 89 of Michael Sheridan's book "Poul Kjaerholm: furniture architect." Produced by E. Kold Christensen.  
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...
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...
1967, Poul Kjaerholm, PK 20, Early Kold Kristen...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather
The rocking chair. In typically Scandinavian fashion, most of Kjærholm’s contemporaries opted for wood as their primary furniture construction material. Kjærholm chose steel as his ...
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...
1956, Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen, PK...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal
Early coffee table designed by Poul Kjærholm in 1956. Manufactured by E. Kold Christensen, the stamp of the manufactured is present on the structure. Matt chrome-plated steel frame, ...
1956, Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, P...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
These PK22 lounge chairs were designed by Poul Kjaerholm and manufactured for E. Kold Christensen between 1956 and 1982. The chair features a matte chrome-plated steel base with the ...
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.
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...
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-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...
Poul Kjaerholm PK22 in Canvas for E. Kold Chris...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Living Room Sets
Steel, Canvas
Poul Kjaerholm PK22. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark. Dull chromium-plated steel and canvas.     
Set of Four PK-9 Chairs by Poul Kjaerholm for E...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Iconic and first edition set of four PK-9 chairs by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, 1960s. Original patinated cognac leather upholstery. Makers mark in the three curved mat...
Poul Kjaerholm PK-22 Lounge Chairs
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Stainless Steel, Canvas
Pair of all original PK-22 lounge chairs for E. Kold Christensen, circa mid-1960s. These examples have canvas slings with solid stainless steel frames. Retain original makers brande...
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...
"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.
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 ...
"Holscher" Chair with Welded Steel Tube Frame a...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Chairs
Steel
"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 ...
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...
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. ...
Occasional Table by Poul Kjærholm
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Tables
Metal
Great looking PK 61 occasional table, marble top with fossils and frame of chrome-plated steel. Designed by M.A.A Poul Kjærholm and made by E. Kold Christensen Denmark.  
Pair of Poul Kjaerholm PK1 for E. Kold Christensen
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Steel, Cane
Two PK1 chairs by Poul Kjaerholm, 1956. Executed by E. Kold Christensen. Dull Chromuim-plated steel and cane. Marked Denmark.
Poul Kjaerholm PK65 Coffee Table for E. Kold Ch...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel, Glass
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:...
Poul Kjaerholm PK 61 Coffee Table in Steel and ...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel, Glass
Coffee Table by Poul Kjaerholm, PK 61 made by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark 1956. Glass & Steel. Very good condition.     
Six Poul Kjaerholm PK 11 Chairs, Original Condi...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Steel, Leather, Chrome, Oak
Poul Kjaerholm PK 11 chairs, set of six. E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1957. Matte chrome-plated steel, oak, leather. Measures: 25 W x 18 D x 25.75 H inches. Stamped {DENMARK}. S...
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
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).
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 for Fritz Hansen Danish Modern P...
Fritz Hansen, Poul Kjaerholm
Early 2000s Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Metal
Danish modern PK-33 leather seat stool originally designed by Poul Kjaerholm for Fritz Hansen in 1959. The piece was made in 2007 and bears the engraving 'Poul Kjaerholm Denmark Frit...
Poul Kjaerholm, Pair of Early Production PK-91 ...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Stools
Poul Kjaerholm for E-Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1960s. A pair of PK-91 Folding Stools in chromed steel with the original black leather . Both stools are stamped and display the early...
1970s Poul Kjaerholm Pk31/2 Sofa for E. Kold Ch...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1970s Danish Sofas
Stainless Steel
1970s Poul Kjaerholm PK31/2 sofa for E. Kold Christensen. Beautiful orginal condition, minor spurs and beautiful patina.
Lounge Chair PK 22 Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Metal
Beautiful patinated darkbrown version of the famous PK22 chair. The PK22 lounge chair was an immediate success at the introduction in 1956. The chair embodies Poul Kjaerholm's search...
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.
Poul Kjaerholm Pair of PK33 for E. Kold Christe...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Steel, Leather
Poul Kjaerholm pair of PK33 stools, dull chromium-plated steel and oxide. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark.
Set of Four PK-12 Dining Chairs by Poul Kjaerho...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Steel, Leather
A set of four PK-12 dining chairs designed in 1962 by Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen. The chairs combine Kjærholm’s signature interest in mixing natural materials with steel a...
PK-22 Lounge Chair in Steel and Rattan, Designe...
Poul Kjaerholm, Ejvind Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Rattan, Chrome
Early PK-22 lounge chair by Poul Kjærholm. Produced by E. Kold Christensen who was the first to produce the furniture of Kjærholm. Matte chrome-plated frame specially made for the w...
Five Poul Kjærholm PK9 Chairs, Dark Brown Leath...
Fritz Hansen, Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel, Leather
Five Poul Kjærholm - PK9 Dining Chairs - 1985 by Fritz Hansen, Denmark in dark brown leather. The legendary PK9 chair, designed by Poul Kjaerholm in 1960. It is said, that Kjaerholm...
Two Poul Kjaerholm, PK22 Lounge Chair, 1986 by ...
Fritz Hansen, Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
The discrete and elegant lounge chair PK22 epitomizes the work of Poul Kjærholm and his search for the ideal type-form and industrial dimension, which was always present in his work....
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.
Poul Kjaerholm PK20 Chair
Fritz Hansen, Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1980s Danish Lounge Chairs
Stainless Steel
Denmark: Poul Kjaerholm for Fritz Hansen PK20 easy chair, originally designed in the 1960s. Produced and manufactured until the late 1980s.
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 ...
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