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About this designer: Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm (1929-1980) designed modern functionalist furniture that was praised for its understated elegance and clean lines. He studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen where he would later teach, from 1952-56. He went on to become a lecturer and professor in the furniture and interior design department at the Academy of Art from 1957-76. Although he was formally trained as a cabinetmaker, Kjaerholm was a strong proponent for industrial production and his work stands out among that of his Danish contemporaries because of his extensive use of steel frames rather than the traditional wood. He did, however, design many of his seats in natural materials like cane, canvas, leather and rope. Kjaerholm’s designs for Fritz Hansen include the PK22 easy chairs, the PK61 coffee table and the PK80 daybed, all of which are stocked by Aram Store.
About this brand: Fritz Hansen
Fritz Hansen
Fritz Hansen started his company October 24, 1872 in Copenhagen, specializing in the manufacture of small furniture parts. In 1915 the first Danish chair in steam bentwood was launched at a new factory in Allerød, north of Copenhagen. It was an immediate success. In the mid-20s Fritz Hansen started a serious and productive teamwork with leading furniture designers. This kind of teamwork has characterized Fritz Hansen ever since. The cooperation with architect Arne Jacobsen began in 1934. However, it was the laminated wooden chair, the Ant, from 1952 that became the biggest success in Danish furniture history. The cooperation with Jacobsen generated a number of laminated chairs but also other world acclaimed furniture such as the Egg and the Swan from 1958. Fritz Hansen has continued working with designers which has resulted in many epoch-making pieces of furniture in the 1960s and 70s. Since then Fritz Hansen has continually added new furniture to its collection.

PK8 Chair

Code:
9824

9824

PK8 Chair

Code:
9824
Designer:
Poul Kjaerholm
Brand:
Fritz Hansen
Price per unit:
£2,086.00
Lead time: 8 Weeks Made to order

Description

For many years, The PK8™ existed only as a prototype in the home of Hanne Kjærholm, the wife of Poul Kjærholm. The PK8 was put into production in close collaboration with Hanne Kjærholm and introduced to the public in connection with the 2007 exhibition about Poul Kjærholm, “The furniture architect”, at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, north of Copenhagen. The special form of the chair, with its composition of sinuous curves resembles Kjærholm’s cantilevered chair from 1953, but the three legs, which shape compliments the seating element, give the chair an outstanding expression of its own. The chair is well suited as a dining chair together with the PK58 table. The chair has an anodised satin-brushed aluminium base, combined with a PC/ABS plastic shell in four different colour combinations, white, red, black and grey.

Dimensions

600x500x440/780h mm

Delivery & Returns

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Available stock is usually delivered within 7 days.