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Poul Kjaerholm, Set of Twelve PK9 Chairs, circa 1960

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A very rare set of twelve PK9 chairs, the seats upholstered with a nicely patinated cognac leather on three stainless steel legs. This is the original edition of this beautiful and acclaimed model by iconic danish architect Poul Kjaerholm. Literature Noritsuga Oda, Danish Chairs, 1999, p. 189. Poul Kjaerholm, Arkitektens Forlag, pp. 108-109, 1999. Poul Kjaerholm : Furniture Architect , Michael Sheridan, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2006. The Furniture of Poul Kjaerholm: Catalogue Raisonné, Michael Sheridan, Gregory R. Miller & Co., 2007.

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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 29.93 in. x W 22.05 in. x D 22.05 in.H 76 cm x W 56 cm x D 56 cm
  • Seat Height
    16.93 in. (43 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Sold As
    Set of 12
  • Reference Number
    LU2192312633322
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About Poul Kjærholm (Designer)

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

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