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PK-22 Easy Chair by Poul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen, Vintage Rattan / Wicker edit

US$4,200

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Early 1980's vintage easy chair PK22 designed by Poul Kjaerholm in hand-woven rattan and brushed steel. The chair is in excellent condition, with some patina to the frame according to the age; which only enhances the character of the chair. The chair is completely inspected by a master wicker / rattan crafter (who works for the Dutch National Museum). The few loose treads were manually replaced, so every single tread is unbroken and there; the seating is as new. The new spots are lighter in color, but will become darker - in a couple of months you will hardly see the color difference anymore. This is a true Scandinavian mid-century design-classic that fits every interior

Details

  • Creator
    Poul Kjærholm (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 71 cm (27.96 in.)Width: 63 cm (24.81 in.)Depth: 63 cm (24.81 in.)Seat Height: 37 cm (14.57 in.)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Steel,Wicker,Brushed
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    1982
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Amsterdam, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU930012393481

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    Ships From: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Poul Kjærholm

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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