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Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen Early Year PK-80 Daybed, Double Signed
- DimensionsHeight: 12.5 in. (31.75 cm)Width: 76 in. (193.04 cm)Depth: 32.25 in. (81.92 cm)Seat Height: 12.5 in. (31.75 cm)
- StyleScandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
- Materials and Techniques
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1960
- ConditionExcellent vintage condition with light patina. This is a fine example of an original EKC production PK-80 daybed and is in fine showroom condition, a prime collectors example, ready to be used (and loved) immediately. See descriptio for more details.
- Seller LocationLos Angeles, CA
- Reference Number1stDibs: LU1330219589672
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About the Designer
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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