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1950s Red Brown Leather and Steel Base Daybed by Poul Kjaerholm 'b'

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Daybed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, leather and steel base, Denmark, 1957. Classic daybed designed by Poul Kjaerholm. The red shining brown thick leather tufted cushion comes with patina but fits perfectly on the chromium-plated steel frame. All-over it comes in good original condition. Manufactured by E. Kold Christensen. Legendary Danish designer Poul Kjaerholm shares many of the distinctions of his fellow big Danish designers like Jacobsen, Hans Wegner and Fabricius/Kastholm, a crucial difference being his fondness of drafts of the 1920s and 1930s. Steel to him possessed the same natural beauty as wood, and he used it accordingly.

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    H 11.82 in. x W 74.81 in. x D 31.5 in.H 30 cm x W 190 cm x D 80 cm
  • Seller Location
    Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
  • Reference Number
    LU958516590081
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About Poul Kjærholm (Designer)

A trained cabinetmaker, Poul Kjærholm’s use of industrial methods and materials in the 1960s brought a fresh, graceful, sleek new style to Danish modern design.

     At Copenhagen’s School of Arts and Crafts, Kjærholm studied under Hans Wegner and Jørn Utzon — an industrial designer and the architect of the celebrated Sydney Opera House. The latter greatly influenced Kjærholm’s furniture production techniques — although he employed natural materials such as cane and leather, to a far greater extent than his peers Kjærholm embraced the use of steel (rather than wood) framing for his chairs and tables.

     Kjærholm’s signal design was the PK 22 chair of 1956, a low-slung leather lounger on a steel base. The ideas introduced in the PK 22 — Kjærholm’s designs were named using a numeric system devised with his manufacturer, E. Kold Christensen — were refined throughout his career, as the offerings below show: the PK 11 chair of 1957, with back and armrests formed by a semicircle of ash; the capacious, richly patinated leather seat of a vintage 1961 PK 9 chair; the elegant rattan swoop of the PK 24 chaise longue (1965). The chaise longue's leather headrest, held in place by a steel counterweight, best shows Kjærholm's particular gift for combining technological advancements with a respect for traditional detailing. While respectful of the past, Poul Kjærholm's sensibility is one of optimism and expectation. His was design for those who lived with verve and élan, and confidently anticipated the future.

Read more about Poul Kjaerholm in Introspective Magazine

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