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1950s Beige and Wooden Set of Easy Chairs by Poul Kjaerholm and Jorgen Hoj 'b'

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Set of easy chairs by Poul Kjærholm and Jorgen Hoj, 1952 This set of easy chairs are designed by famous Danish Poul Kjærholm and Jorgen Hoj. The wooden base is made out of ash, the seat and back are from natural linen. Manufactured in 1952 by Thorald Madsen Snedkeri. Furniture designer Poul Kjaerholm is one of the most important exponents of the legendary Danish design. Both Kjaerholm and Hoj studied at the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen and had a background in crafts. The exquisite use of light materials like linen and ash is typical for Scandinavian design and softens the classical modernisms strict functionalism.

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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 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 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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