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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.

PK9 Chair

Code:
7227

7227

PK9 Chair

Code:
7227
Designer:
Poul Kjaerholm
Brand:
Fritz Hansen
Price per unit:
£4,330.00
Lead time: 8 Weeks Made to order

Description

The PK9™ is a side chair also known as the “Tulip chair” due to its unique shape. The shape characterized by the three pieces of satin-brushed stainless steel that act as a column, a set of legs and carriers of the leather seating element. The story of the design is about Poul Kjærholm’s uncompromising quest for the perfect shape. The inspiration for the shape of the shell comes from the imprint of his wife’s, Hanne Kjærholm, behind in the sand on the beach. Later, during the design process, Hanne Kjærholm sat in boxes of clay to find the most optimal and comfortable solution. PK9 matches the PK54™ table perfectly. The PK9 chair is fully upholstered in a limited selection of leather, the base is made of satin brushed stainless steel.

Dimensions

560x600x430/760h mm

Delivery & Returns

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Available stock is usually delivered within 7 days.