1stdibs

Poul Kjaerholm Chairs

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.

Read more about Poul Kjaerholm in Introspective Magazine

Refine Applied Filters
Sort By

Applied Filters

Clear All
Assembled Chair
Rauminhalt
XAssembled ChairJorgen Hoj, Poul Kjaerholm1950s Danish Modern ChairsPine, StringThis chair, designed in 1952 by Poul Kjaerholm and Jørgen Høj , was produced by the Danish company Thorvals Madsens Snedkerier ed. In the same year it was displayed in the exhibition Ca...View More Details >
"PK-22" Easy Chairs by Poul Kjærholm
A. Petersen  Collection & Craft
X"PK-22" Easy Chairs by Poul KjærholmFritz Hansen, Poul Kjaerholm Danish Chairs"PK-22". A couple of easy chairs with chromed steel frame. Seat and back of wicker. Designed in 1955. Manufactured and stamped by Fritz Hansen. We ship this item world wide, please wri...View More Details >
XPoul Kjaerholm PK-22's Chairs, Produced by E. Kold...Poul Kjaerholm1950s Danish ChairsLinen, Stainless SteelPoul Kjaerholm PK-22's chairs in canvas with EKC stamp to frame. Sold only as a pair.View More Details >
Poul Kjaerholm Aluminum Chair
Frank Landau - Selected Design Objects & Fine Art
XPoul Kjaerholm Aluminum ChairPoul Kjaerholm, Sean Kelly Gallery1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern ChairsAluminumMolded Aluminum Chair designed by Poul Kjaerholm in limited Edition. Manufactured by Sean Kelly Gallery.View More Details >
XPoul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen PK 11 Desk ...Poul Kjaerholm1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern ChairsLeather, Metal, WoodPK 11 desk chair by Poul Kjaerholm.View More Details >
Chairs by Poul Kjærholm
A. Petersen  Collection & Craft
XChairs by Poul KjærholmFritz Hansen, Poul KjaerholmLate 20th Century Danish Chairs"PK-9". A set of six chairs with steel frame. Shall formed seat and back upholstered in elegant black leather. We ship this item worldwide, please write to contact@apetersen.dk for sh...View More Details >
Pair of Poul Kjærholm PK 27 Easy Chairs
J.F. CHEN
XPair of Poul Kjærholm PK 27 Easy ChairsPoul Kjaerholm1970s Danish ChairsLeatherPair of POUL KJÆRHOLM Pair of PK 27 Easy Chairs manufactured by E. Kold ChristensenView More Details >
XPoul Kjaerholm & E Kold Christensen 'PK27' Leather...Poul Kjaerholm1970s Danish ChairsPoul Kjaerholm & E Kold Christensen 'PK27', 1971 DenmarkView More Details >
XSix Poul Kjaerholm PK 11 ChairsPoul Kjaerholm, E. Kold Christensen1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern ChairsOak, LeatherPoul Kjaerholm PK 11 chairs, set of six. E. Kold Christensen Denmark , 1957 matte chrome-plated steel, oak, leather 25 w x 18 d x 25.75 h inches stamped {DENMARK} set of six PK 11 c...View More Details >
XEarly Poul Kjaerholm PK22 Lounge Chair for E. Kold...Poul Kjaerholm1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern ChairsCaneA beautiful very early example in brushed chromed steel and the original cane of Poul Kjaerholm's minimalist and refined lounge chair. Some rust marks on frame. As noted in The Furnitu...View More Details >
XSet of four PK1 Chairs by Poul Kjaerlhom for Kold ...Poul Kjaerholm1950s ChairsCaneFour lovely and famous PK1 chairs, vintage good global conditionView More Details >
Poul Kjaerholm, "PK 22"
Madero Collectors Room
XPoul Kjaerholm, "PK 22"Poul Kjaerholm1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern ChairsWicker, SteelPK 22 Wicker and Brushed Steel Chair by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen designed 1951. The PK22 lounge chair by Poul Kjaerholm combines simple and clean lines in a unique elegant...View More Details >
XPK 22 Wicker and Brushed Steel Chair by Poul Kjaer...Poul Kjaerholm1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern ChairsWickerThe PK 22 Chair was designed by Poul Kjaerholm in 1956 and won the Grand Prix Triennale award in 1957. This early version features a wicker seat and back with a brushed steel base man...View More Details >
XPoul Kjaerholm - PK 15 ChairPoul Kjaerholm1970s ChairsPoul Kjaerholm, PK-15 armchair, ash, black glaze, seats in French braid. Manufactured by PP Furniture. Designed in 1979. *Priced individuallyView More Details >
Molded Aluminum Tripod ChairOn Hold
Modern Living Supplies
XMolded Aluminum Tripod ChairPoul Kjaerholm21st Century and Contemporary Danish ChairsAluminumMolded aluminum tripod chair in grey. Total edition of 100, 25 in each color with 8 APs. Original design by Poul Kjaerholm, 1953. Currently produced by Sean Kelly Gallery and R 20th Cen...View More Details >
Poul Kjaerholm PK22 in canvas
MY MODERN
XPoul Kjaerholm PK22 in canvasPoul Kjaerholm1950s Danish ChairsSteel, CanvasPK22 in brown canvas. This one comes from the 2006 "one year production" canvas series in naturel, brown and black. New old stock, Fritz Hansen, with labels.View More Details >
Set Of Four PK-1 Chairs by Poul Kjaerholm
Little Paris Antiques
XSet Of Four PK-1 Chairs by Poul KjaerholmPoul Kjaerholm, E. Kold Christensen1950s Danish ChairsCane, MetalSET OF FOUR POUL KJAERHOLM (PK1 MODEL) CHAIRS MADE BY E. KOLD CHRISTENSEN.View More Details >
pr. Poul Kjaerholm pk 1's E. Kold Christensen
Adam Edelsberg
Xpr. Poul Kjaerholm pk 1's E. Kold ChristensenPoul Kjaerholm20th Century Danish ChairsRopePr of pk 1's designed by Poul Kjearholm. With original roped seats.View More Details >
Tripod chair designed by Poul Kjaerholm
R & Company
XTripod chair designed by Poul KjaerholmPoul Kjaerholm21st Century and Contemporary Danish ChairsCH689 Molded aluminum 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 Gallery ...View More Details >
Set Of Four PK-1 Chairs by Poul Kjaerholm
Little Paris Antiques
XSet Of Four PK-1 Chairs by Poul KjaerholmPoul Kjaerholm, E. Kold Christensen1950s Danish ChairsCane, MetalSET OF FOUR POUL KAERHOLM (PK1 MODEL) CHAIRS MADE BY E. KOLD CHRISTENSEN.View More Details >