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PK1 Dining Chair in Stainless Steel Base by Poul Kjærholm

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The PK1 chair, designed by Poul Kjærholm, perfectly captures his hallmarks of function and clarity. Kjærholm became known as one of the most uncompromising furniture designers of his generation, as well as one of the finest representatives of modernism. The PK1 also serves as an outstanding example of Kjærholm’s unique ability to realize the full potential of his chosen materials, and demonstrates his search for authenticity and perfection in form, function, and execution. A complex design with a straightforward, Minimalist expression, the PK1 dining chair is brought to life through expert craftsmanship, including the precise weaving of either 55 meters of flag halyard or beautifully crafted woven wicker. The pairing of the organic weaving material with a dynamic steel frame results in exceptional comfort and visual lightness, making this stackable chair perfect for both Classic and modern interiors. Dimensions: 18.7in D x 19.8in W x 30.3in H The lead image is for stainless steel is natural flag Halyard.

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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 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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