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Poul Kjaerholm Furniture

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 what is now the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, 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, daybeds 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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Creator: Poul Kjærholm
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Poul Kjaerholm Dining Table
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Oak table with matte chrome plated steel legs by Poul Kjaerholm, Denmark 1964 E Kold Christensen. Impressed manufacturer's mark on each leg.
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1960s Danish Vintage Poul Kjaerholm Furniture

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Pair of Lounge Chairs by Poul Kjaerholm
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Poul Kjaerholm lounge chairs. Matte chrome-plated steel and cane. Impressed manufacturer's marks to underside. E Kold Christensen Denmark.
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1950s Danish Vintage Poul Kjaerholm Furniture

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Poul Kjærholm furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Poul Kjærholm furniture 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 Poul Kjærholm furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 248 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 19 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Poul Kjærholm were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Ib Kofod-Larsen, France & Søn, and Illum Wikkelsø. Prices for Poul Kjærholm furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $300 and can go as high as $207,921, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $9,166.

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