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Poul Kjaerholm PK22 Chairs E Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1956

$11,777.48per set

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This is for the famous pair of PK22 chairs designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1956. These chairs are early editions with very nice and rare oxblood leather. The chairs consisted of a spring steel structure, one pair each of legs, crossbars and side frames. Joined with machine screws and covered with leather. The seat and back are fitted with a laced canvas under layer to provide support. The chairs are in amazing original condition and the leather is still very strong and firm and in excellent condition with only minor wear. The matte chrome plated frame has some minor marks but nothing serious, the overall chair has an amazing patina from age and usage but can be used for several more years easily. Impressed with the EKC Denmark stamp underneath the seat.

Details

  • Creator
    Poul Kjærholm (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.14 in. (74 cm)Width: 24.81 in. (63 cm)Depth: 24.81 in. (63 cm)Seat Height: 13 in. (33 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1956
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Roosendaal, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU933012233101

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-3 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Roosendaal, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

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

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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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