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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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Chair PK1 by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christense...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Steel, Cane
A rare original PK1 chair by Poul Christensen for E Kold Christensen, Denmark. Matt chrome-plated steel frame, woven cane seat and back. Designed in 1956.
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PK22 Lounge Chair by Poul Kjaerholm for Fritz Hans...
Fritz Hansen, Poul Kjaerholm
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather
The PK22 chair was designed by Poul Kjaerholm in 1956. This example features classic black leather on a stainless steel frame.
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PK-1 Dining chair by Poul Kjærholm
A. Petersen  Collection & Craft
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PK-1 Dining chair by Poul Kjærholm
Poul Kjaerholm, E. Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
PK-1 Dining chair with steel frame, braided with wicker. Designed in 1956. Manufactured and stamped by Kold Christensen We ship this item world wide, please write to contact@apetersen...
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Assembled Chair
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Jorgen Hoj, Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Modern Chairs
String, Pine
This 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...
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Poul Kjaerholm Aluminum Chair
Frank Landau - Selected Design Objects & Fine Art
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Poul Kjaerholm Aluminum Chair
Poul Kjaerholm, Sean Kelly Gallery
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Aluminum
Molded Aluminum Chair designed by Poul Kjaerholm in limited Edition. Manufactured by Sean Kelly Gallery.
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Pair of Poul Kjærholm PK 27 Easy Chairs
J.F. CHEN
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Pair of Poul Kjærholm PK 27 Easy Chairs
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1970s Danish Chairs
Leather
Pair of POUL KJÆRHOLM Pair of PK 27 Easy Chairs manufactured by E. Kold Christensen
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Poul Kjaerholm & E Kold Christensen 'PK27' Leather...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1970s Danish Chairs
Poul Kjaerholm & E Kold Christensen 'PK27', 1971 Denmark
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Six Poul Kjaerholm PK 11 Chairs
Poul Kjaerholm, E. Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather, Oak
Poul 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...
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Early Poul Kjaerholm PK22 Lounge Chair for E. Kold...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Cane
A 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...
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Set of four PK1 Chairs by Poul Kjaerlhom for Kold ...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Chairs
Cane
Four lovely and famous PK1 chairs, vintage good global condition
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Poul Kjaerholm, "PK 22"
Madero Collectors Room
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Poul Kjaerholm, "PK 22"
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Steel, Wicker
PK 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...
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PK 22 Wicker and Brushed Steel Chair by Poul Kjaer...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Wicker
The 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...
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Poul Kjaerholm - PK 15 Chair
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1970s Chairs
Poul Kjaerholm, PK-15 armchair, ash, black glaze, seats in French braid. Manufactured by PP Furniture. Designed in 1979. *Priced individually
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Molded Aluminum Tripod ChairOn Hold
Modern Living Supplies
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Molded Aluminum Tripod Chair
Poul Kjaerholm
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Chairs
Aluminum
Molded 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...
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Poul Kjaerholm PK22 in canvas
MY MODERN
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Poul Kjaerholm PK22 in canvas
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Chairs
Steel, Canvas
PK22 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.
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Set Of Four PK-1 Chairs by Poul Kjaerholm
Little Paris Antiques
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Set Of Four PK-1 Chairs by Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm, E. Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Chairs
Metal, Cane
SET OF FOUR POUL KJAERHOLM (PK1 MODEL) CHAIRS MADE BY E. KOLD CHRISTENSEN.
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pr. Poul Kjaerholm pk 1's E. Kold Christensen
Adam Edelsberg
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pr. Poul Kjaerholm pk 1's E. Kold Christensen
Poul Kjaerholm
20th Century Danish Chairs
Rope
Pr of pk 1's designed by Poul Kjearholm. With original roped seats.
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Set Of Four PK-1 Chairs by Poul Kjaerholm
Little Paris Antiques
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Set Of Four PK-1 Chairs by Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm, E. Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Chairs
Metal, Cane
SET OF FOUR POUL KAERHOLM (PK1 MODEL) CHAIRS MADE BY E. KOLD CHRISTENSEN.
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