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Poul Kjaerholm Daybeds

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.

Find a collection of vintage Poul Kjærholm furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Poul Kjærholm
1950s Brown Leather and Steel Base Daybed by Poul Kjaerholm
By Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius, E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
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...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Poul Kjaerholm Daybeds

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Steel

Daybed PK80 Designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1957
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Stockholm, SE
Chromed steel frame, loose mattress with original cognac leather.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Poul Kjaerholm Daybeds

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Steel

Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen Early Year PK-80 Daybed, Double Signed
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine collectors example in showroom condition of an early production original of the PK-80 Daybed by Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen, with original steel frame, double signed...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Poul Kjaerholm Daybeds

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Cut Steel

Daybed, Model PK80, by Poul Kjærholm and E. Kold Christensen, 1960s
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Lejre, DK
Daybed, model PK80, designed by Poul Kjærholm in 1957 and manufactured by E. Kold Christensen in the 1960s. The bed was reupholstered in cognac Classic leather circa 1998. Areas of r...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Poul Kjaerholm Daybeds

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Steel

Poul Kjaerholm, Early Daybed, Orginal Leather, Steel, Plywood E Kold Christensen
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early daybed designed by Poul Kjaerholm in 1957. Produced by E Kold Christensen, 1960s. Produced in leather, stainless steel, painted plywood, and rubber. Frame impressed with the...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Poul Kjaerholm Daybeds

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Stainless Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK 80 Daybed for Fritz Hansen
By Poul Kjærholm, Fritz Hansen
Located in Chicago, IL
Poul Kjaerholm PK 80 Daybed for Fritz Hansen, black leather cushion with plywood sub-base connected to stainless steel frame with rubber grommet. Label underside {Fritz Hansen}.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Poul Kjaerholm Daybeds

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Poul Kjærholm daybeds for sale on 1stDibs

Poul Kjærholm Daybeds are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of Leather and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of daybeds by Poul Kjærholm, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 8 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original daybeds by Poul Kjærholm were created in Scandinavian modern style during the mid-20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider daybeds by Peter Hvidt, Børge Mogensen and France Daverkosen. Prices for Poul Kjærholm daybeds can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $17,921 and tops out at $92,098, while pieces like these can sell for $41,816 on average..

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