Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 16

Exquisite Cognac Leather PK22 chairs by Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen

$13,078.25per set

About

A very nice set of original PK 22 chairs designed by Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark . This original old 1950s edition is professionally reupholstered with soft cognac leather. The solid brushed steel frame is stamped with the EKC Denmark logo underneath the seat. Of course it has some wear to the frame due to age and use. Very nice pair with a great seat and outstanding performance for your room.

Details

  • Creator
    E. Kold Christensen (Manufacturer),Poul Kjærholm (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.35 in. (72 cm)Width: 24.81 in. (63 cm)Depth: 26.38 in. (67 cm)Seat Height: 13.78 in. (35 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Reupholstered. Very good vintage condition. In general we would like to point out that all vintage items on 1stdibs have minor imperfections such as little scratches.
  • Seller Location
    Voorburg, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2047326025412

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Voorburg, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

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

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Design

PK22 Chair

Designed by Poul Kjærholm
While his mid-century Danish peers were working with wood, Poul Kjærholm (1929–80) found inspiration in the structural potential of steel. His innovative PK22 chair, designed in 1956 for E. Kold Christensen, offers a modern take on the style of ancient folding chairs through its 20th-century engineering. Trained as a cabinetmaker, Kjærholm was influenced by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, whose 1929 Barcelona chair anticipated the PK22 with its angled metal frame and leather welted cushions. Kjærholm’s pieces balanced precise lines of stainless steel with leather, rope and wicker, each selected with a consideration of how they age. As the organic materials take on imperfections and wear, their patina contrasts with the enduring strength of the steel. The PK22 chair followed the PK25 lounge chair — completed by Kjærholm while he was studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen — and reflected his evolving approach to design. Whereas the PK25 involved a single steel piece with a rope seat, the PK22 chair offered a simpler shape. Its two leg pieces bend into feet and are connected by two crossbars that curve downward to support a rectangle of leather or woven cane. This allows a person to rest without feeling the metal on the seat or the front edge, and it also makes for easy disassembling. Because every element of the PK22 chair’s spare construction is visible, Kjærholm considered its aesthetics down to its exposed joints. Its immediate commercial success fueled Kjærholm’s career, and Fritz Hansen continues to manufacture the chair today.
About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Voorburg, Netherlands
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2012
1stDibs seller since 2016
127 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Poul Kjaerholm PK22 for E. Kold Christensen
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Poul Kjaerholm PK22. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark. Dull chromium-plated steel and cane.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK22 in Canvas for E. Kold Christensen
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Poul Kjaerholm PK22. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark. Dull chromium-plated steel and canvas.     
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Steel

Poul Kjærholm Pair of PK22 for E. Kold Christensen
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Poul Kjærholm two PK22 in dull chromium plated steel and cane. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK22 Easy Chair For E. Kold Christensen, 1956, Denmark
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in The Hague, NL
Original first edition PK22 easy chair designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1956. Marked in the frame underneath the seat with the EKC logo. The PK22 chai...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Matched Pair PK22 Lounge Chairs by Poul Kjærholm for E Kold Christensen
By E. Kold Christensen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Buffalo, NY
Matched pair early PK22 lounge chairs by Poul Kjærholm for E Kold Christensen.. retain original black naugahyde, one chair top corners in need or repair (see photo), E. Kold Christe...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Poul Kjærholm PK22 in Black Leather for E. Kold Christensen
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Poul Kjærholm model PK22, 1956. Executed by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark. Dull chromium-plated steel and original black leather. Two chairs available.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Early PK1 Chair by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A first-production example of the PK1 chair designed by Poul Kjaerholm. This chair features a refined and Minimalist frame of bent steel rods with seat and back strung with flag haly...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK22 Chair
By Poul Kjærholm, E. Kold Christensen
Located in Epperstone, Nottinghamshire
Original classic PK22 lounge chair designed by Poul Henningsen for E Kold Christensen, 1957, Denmark. Wonderful and super rare example in original light tan leather with beautiful pa...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery