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Pair of Poul Kjærholm PK 20 Lounge Chair for E.Kold Christensen, 1960s

$19,500per set

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PK 20 is a laidback and elegant lounge chair, built upon a flexible matte chromed spring steel frame. The beautiful curve of the legs and the floating frame distinguish this chair. Original leather, matte chromed-plated steel frame. Signed with impressed manufacturer’s mark on each chair. PK 20 is part of the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Literature: The furniture of Poul Kjærholm: Catalogue Raisonne´, Sheridan, pg. 146-149. Danish chairs, Noritsugu Oda, pg. 188-189.

Details

  • Creator
    E. Kold Christensen (Manufacturer),Poul Kjærholm (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.04 in. (89 cm)Width: 31.11 in. (79 cm)Depth: 29.14 in. (74 cm)Seat Height: 14.57 in. (37 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Amsterdam, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU930018718072

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    Ships From: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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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 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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