At first glance the elegant steel furniture of Poul Kjærholm appears to exist outside of the Danish cabinetmaking tradition. The use of steel points to the influence of Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer and there is no doubt that Kjærholm was highly inspired by these pioneers from the early 1920’s. Nevertheless, the simple structures and carefully designed details are recognizably part of the Danish “furniture art” tradition. Kjærholm’s furniture has a modest character; an understated elegance defined by subtle textures and genuine materials. The present easy chair, model PK 22, is perhaps his most iconic chair and it was deservedly awarded the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale in 1957.
Matt chrome-plated spring steel frame with canvas underlay and original black tanned leather
63 x 65 x 72 cm