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pk52 professor desk

by Poul Kjaerholm from Carl Hansen & Son

pk52 professor desk

Design Poul Kjaerholm, 1955
Wood veneer, powder-coated steel
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son

"He was not afraid to challenge his established colleagues and pave his own path." -Knud Erik Hansen

Poul Kjaerholm mastered the art of working with both steel and wood - an achievement evident in his 1955 table series for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. The designs, which have a clean, light expression, helped establish the talented furniture designer, who went on to become a pioneer of Danish design. The two tables now form a natural addition to Carl Hansen & Son's collection.

This ability is very evident in the unique furniture series Poul Kjaerholm developed in 1955 for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. The Academy needed a number of tables for lecturers and students, and Kjaerholm, who had recently joined the academic staff, designed a Professor Desk made of Oregon pine with a black-lacquered steel frame and a Student Desk made of black-stained oak with a gray-lacquered steel frame. It was through this process that Kjaerholm perfected the synthesis between craftsmanship and industrial design, drawing on his experience in both cabinetmaking and furniture design to develop his highly recognizable signature style.

Both tables are available with oak veneer tabletops in various finish options. The steel frame is powder coated black. The optional drawer is available in oiled, lacquered or black-painted oak with a solid wood, plywood interior. Table top is always reversible, with or without the drawer module.

73.4" w | 33.5" d | 28.3" h

$6,415.00 + free shipping
(please allow approximately 8-12 weeks for your desk to be created and shipped)
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Poul Kjaerholm

Poul Kaerholm began as a cabinetmaker’s apprentice and had a particular interest in various construction materials. Kaerholm’s designs are in the permanent collection of the MoMA and Victoria & Albert Museums.
Carl Hansen & Son produces Danish Modern classics and continues to expand the collection with new designs. The CH24 Hans Wegner Wishbone chair has been in continuous production since 1949.

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