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Pk1 Dining Chair

by Poul Kjaerholm, from Carl Hansen & Son

pk1 dining chair

pk1 dining chair

Design Poul Kjaerholm, 1955
Steel frame, flag halyard
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & son

The PK1 dining chair, designed by Poul Kjærholm in 1955, is an early example of Kjærholm's unique ability to combine steel with organic materials. The design has an understated look which requires skilled craftsmanship and an in-depth understanding of the inherent nature of the materials.

Kjærholm's PK1 chair comprises a steel frame and a combined flag halyard seat and backrest, which ensures a high degree of comfort and visual lightness that will look at home in both modern and classic interiors.

The PK1 is available in several different steel variants combined with natural or black flag halyard, and it is possible to stack up to five chairs at a time, making the PK1 a versatile and practical dining chair.

The PK1 is also available as an outdoor version with a stainless steel frame and weather-resistant flag halyard.

20" w | 20.4" d | 30.3" h | seat: 18.5" h

$348.50 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special chair to be created and shipped to your location)

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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.
A workshop in Odense, Denmark in 1908, was the birthplace of the Carl Hansen company. With a fast reputation for quality work, Carl Hansen confidently took on large projects like dining room sets and bedroom suites. However, Hansen eventually learned to capitalize on scaled-back versions of his popular sellers, realizing that their strongest asset was its hand craftsmanship and rationality. Carl Hansen invited Hans Wegner to create designs in 1949, launching a mutually beneficial relationship bringing success to the company and exposure to the young Wegner. Wegner was still relatively unknown, but soon gained wide acclaim that continues to today.

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