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poul kjaerholm pk54™ table

by Poul Kjaerholm, from Fritz Hansen

poul kjaerholm pk54™ table

Design Poul Kjaerholm, 1963
Stainless steel base, marble or granite top
Made in Denmark by Fritz Hansen

The PK54 table is from Fritz Hansen's "Poul Kjaerholm collection". Simple yet distinguished, a typical Kjærholm style in an exclusive and minimalist design. A solid and functional table which seats up to 6 people. PK54 is also available with an optional expansion ring, made of solid wood, and interlocks with the top and with each other without any tools. Once the ring is added, the table seats about 12 people.

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.

PK54 is offered in two different table tops: 1.2" thick marble or granite. The square base is made of satin brushed stainless steel in the typical Kjaerholm design. The circular table top can be specified with an optional expansion ring consisting of six identical, interlocking sections including a storage rack, both made of natural untreated, solid maple.

table: 55.1" dia. | 27.2" h | expanded: 82.7" dia. | 27.6" h

$14,403.00 + free shipping
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this table 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.
Fritz Hansen has become a natural part of Danish and International design history. Fritz Hansen is characterized by craftsmanship, unique design and a sense of premium quality. Furniture designers such as Arne Jacobsen & Poul Kjaerholm have contributed to the collection with beautifully shaped designs and the use of innovative techniques and new materials.


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