Poul Kjaerholm PK80 Bench
  • Poul Kjaerholm PK80 Bench
  • Poul Kjaerholm PK80 Bench
  • Poul Kjaerholm PK80 Bench
  • Poul Kjaerholm PK80 Bench
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Poul Kjaerholm PK80 Bench

poul kjaerholm pk80 bench
Design Poul Kjaerholm, 1957
Stainless steel, plywood, leather
Made in Denmark by Fritz Hansen

In an ongoing attempt to unite the sublime with the absolutely necessary, Poul Kjærholm designed the PK80 bench. Part of Fritz Hansen's "Poul Kjaerholm collection", the PK80 is characterized by its low height and distinguished aesthetic. A sculptural form which is suitable for any environment, from the Museum of Modern Art in New York to lounges and waiting areas and private homes.

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.

PK80 consists of a large buttoned cushion covered with leather. It rests on a painted plywood bedplate. The base is satin-brushed stainless steel.

74.8" w | 11.8" h | 31.5" d

Poul Kjaerholm

Leather Furniture

Fritz Hansen