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Rare Cabinet by Poul Kjærholm

$99,511.49

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Freestanding drawing cabinet in solid Oregon pine, front with nine drawers and frame of galvanized angled iron. Produced for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts' School of Architecture in 1955 with a brand mark from here. Poul Kjærholm / Rud. Rasmussen.

Details

  • Creator
    Poul Kjærholm (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 37.41 in (95 cm)Width: 41.34 in (105 cm)Depth: 29.53 in (75 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Pine,Patinated
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1955
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Copenhagen, DK
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 10520661stDibs: LU1008428446702

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    Ships From: Copenhagen, Denmark
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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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 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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