Category Archives: Designers

Before we carry on into 1957, I would just like to take a side-step to show, for those not aware, the reasoning behind Kjaerholm’s use of numbers to name each of his designs. The truth is, is that there is … Continue reading

The PK 22 was clearly a continuation of his PK 25 design but also a refinement on that idea by using less structural material. Two lengths of bent steel form each side of the frame which are then connected underneath … Continue reading

This industrial way of thinking about furniture was not new, of course, and had Kjærholm constantly referring back to the work of Dutch architect, Gerrit Rietveld, famed for his Red Blue Chair design from 1918.  Although, it was Rietveld’s Zig … Continue reading

The Aluminium Chair is one of the greatest furniture designs of the twentieth century. Charles and Ray Eames originally designed it in 1958 for the private residence of industrialist and art collector J Irwin Miller in Columbus, Indiana (USA), as … Continue reading

Børge Mogensen, who would have turned 100 years old this year, is rightly remembered as one of the titans behind the mid-century ‘Danish Modern’ furniture design movement, alongside figures such as Jacobsen, Wegner and Kjærholm. Mogensen studied under the architect, … Continue reading

Whilst working at the Fritz Hansen factory, Kjærholm was given a chance to experiment with industrial materials and also to begin developing an idea that was first conceived back in 1950 – a black painted plywood chair that would go … Continue reading

In collaboration with Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen won the Museum of Modern Art’s ‘Organic Design’ competition in 1941 with their ridiculously comfortable and graceful looking Organic Chair – the perfect blend of form and function. Following this success, Saarinen plunged … Continue reading

Aram Store has recently become part of a select trio of ‘preferred partners’ to whom Fritz Hansen has granted the sole right to supply the entire range of Poul Kjærholm designed furniture, still produced by the Danish manufacturers, throughout the … Continue reading

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, we have produced, in association with LYC Foundation, a piece of kinetic art – Cosmagnetic Multiples – created by the late Chinese conceptual artist Li Yuan-chia who worked with Zeev Aram in 1966. Li … Continue reading

In an occasional series of blog posts to mark our 50th Anniversary, we are highlighting some of the iconic masterpieces of 20th Century design that were first introduced to the UK market by Aram Designs.   LC Collection Designed by … Continue reading