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Poul Kjaerholm for Fritz Hansen PK20 Lounge Chair

US$7,000per item

About

The PK20 is an elegant chair designed for relaxation by Poul Kjærholm. Handcrafted in wicker, the chair is woven over a flexible matt chromed spring steel frame. Poul Kjærholm was a trained cabinetmaker and studied under mid-century modern legends Hans Wegner and Jørn Utzon. The PK20 has become a true Poul Kjærholm classic, and is featured at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Available as a set of two. This item will be delivered by one of our trusted furniture delivery company, and will be billed separately.

Details

  • Creator
    Poul Kjærholm (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Width: 33.25 in. (84.46 cm)Depth: 28 in. (71.12 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Cane,Steel,Other,Woven
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1996
  • Condition
    Rewoven. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Seattle, WA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5748225360452

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    Ships From: Seattle, WA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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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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