poul kjaerholm pk80 daybed

poul kjaerholm pk80 daybed

poul kjaerholm pk80 daybed

Design Poul Kjaerholm, 1957
Stainless steel, plywood, leather
Made in Denmark by Fritz Hansen

In an ongoing attempt to unite the sublime with the absolutely necessary, Poul Kjærholm designed the PK80 daybed. Part of Fritz Hansen's "Poul Kjaerholm collection", the PK80 is characterized by its low height and distinguished aesthetic. A sculptural form which is suitable for any environment, from the Museum of Modern Art in New York to lounges and waiting areas and private homes.

Poul Kjærholm had a particular interest in various construction materials; especially steel, which he considered a natural material. He was a trained carpenter who continued studies at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts. He moved on to work at Fritz Hansen, for about a year, where he designed a number of noteworthy chair prototypes. In 1955, Kjærholm started collaborating with manufacturer Ejvind Kold Christensen, which lasted until his death in 1980. In 1982, Fritz Hansen took over the production and sales of "The Kjærholm Collection", developed from 1951 to 1967, designs, which are logical to the minute detail with an aura of exclusivity.

PK80 consists of a large buttoned cushion covered with leather. It rests on a painted plywood bedplate. The base is satin-brushed stainless steel.

74.8" w | 11.8" h | 31.5" d

$17,845.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special bench to be created and shipped to your location)

Poul Kjaerholm

Poul Kjærholm (1929 –1980) began as a cabinetmaker’s apprentice and had a particular interest in various construction materials. After studying at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts, he worked briefly for Fritz Hansen, designing many notable chair prototypes. In 1955, Kjærholm began a lifelong partnership with manufacturer Ejvind Kold Christensen. After Kjærholm’s death, many of those pieces were handled by manufacturing firm Fritz Hansen. However, in 2004, Kjærholm's son established Kjærholm Productions, to produce those items of his father's furniture that Fritz Hansen had discontinued production of in 2003. Kjærholm’s designs are in the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and other museum collections in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Germany.
Fritz Hansen was established in 1872 by the visionary cabinetmaker of the same name. Since then, Fritz Hansen has become a natural part of both Danish and international design history. Today, it is an exclusive and international design brand. The history of Fritz Hansen is characterized by stupendous craftsmanship, unique design and an inherent sense of premium quality. Leading architects and furniture designers from all over the world have regularly contributed to the collection with beautifully shaped and functional furniture that seamlessly meet through the use of innovative techniques and new materials. Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Piero Lissoni, Kasper Salto and Morten Voss – the stellar string of designers is long and the list of furniture of classic and iconic fame is even longer.
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