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PK22 Lounge Chair

design Poul Kjærholm, 1956

The discrete and elegant Lounge Chair PK22 epitomizes the work of Poul Kjærholm and his search for the ideal type-form and industrial dimension, which was always present in his work.
The profile of the steel frame structure originates from his graduation project, the “Element” Chair (PK25), from the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen. On the PK22, the structure was divided into separate elements due to design improvements and for economical production.
The PK22 was an immediate commercial and critical success. In 1957, the chair was awarded the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale, the world’s premier design fair.
The prize catapulted Kjærholm’s career and immediately he became a name on the international scene and has enjoyed this position ever since.

The PK22 is available in wicker, in canvas or in leather with a base in satin brushed stainless steel.

Dimensions W63 x D63 x H71 cm, seat height 35cm.

PK22 Lounge Chair
wicker
3228  €

PK22 Lounge Chair
Canvas Natural
3228  €

PK22 Lounge Chair
Canvas Black
3228  €

PK22 Lounge Chair
Leather Royal Nubuck Ecru (special ed.)
3675  €

PK22 Lounge Chair
Leather Royal Nubuck Havana (special ed.)
3675  €

PK22 Lounge Chair
Leather Aura noir (price cat. 4)
4027.20  €

PK22 Lounge Chair
Leather Rustik (price cat. 5)
4663.20  €

PK22 Lounge Chair
Leather Embrace Chocolate (price cat. 5)
4663.20  €

PK22 Lounge Chair
Leather Grace walnut (price cat. 5)
4663.20  €

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PK22 Lounge Chair - leather
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95 €

Price category 4

AURA LEATHER

Aura is a firm and durable leather. It is pigmented and lightly grained with a relatively uniform look. Wrinkles in the swayings, neck wrinkles and other natural marks may occur. The hides have been given a strong surface finish, which makes the leather extremely userfriendly and protected from light and dirt.

DETAILS: European rawhide. Chrome-tanned. Water-based Aniline dye. Water repellent, dirt repellent, stain resistant, smudge-resistant, durable, easy upkeep. A strong, firmer leather that at the same time offers amazing seating comfort.

Surface Matt, firm and strong. A tough grain with a uniform expression.

Thickness 1.4 – 1.6 mm. 

Price category 5

GRACE LEATHER

Grace  (aniline) is an exquisite leather. The leather has a natural nude surface, with a light wax treatment, where all natural markings are visible. This emphasizes the unique character of the leather and adds a rustic charm to the furniture. Grace and other aniline leathers are more susceptible to dirt and grime, compared with pigmented leather. The leather will change with time through use and exposure to light and quickly gains a beautiful patina.

DETAILS: Finest European rawhide. Chrome-tanned followed by a vegetable tanning process to enhance the firmness. Water-based Aniline dye. The ultimate in classic elegance. Boasting a natural patina that appears over time, depending on the light, conditions and usage. 

Surface Natural surface and subtle markings.
Thickness 1.2 – 1.4 mm.

EMBRACE LEATHER

Embrace (aniline) is a fully grain chrome tanned leather. Embrace is characterised by an extraordinary soft and slightly oily surface which comes from a special waxing. Colour variations, neck wrinkles, fat stripes and other natural markings are visible on the leather and contribute to its exclusivity.

DETAILS: Finest European rawhide. Chrome-tanned. Water-based Aniline dye. Extremely supple and soft to the touch. 

Surface Natural surface and subtle markings.
Thickness 1.2 – 1.4 mm.

RUSTIK LEATHER

Rustik (aniline) is an exclusive leather of the highest quality and with a natural surface. The leather is vegetable tanned and chrome free. Rustik has a natural nude surface with natural markings and a light impregnation. Therefore, the leather will become lighter through use and get a beautiful patina. The marks seen on the leather are not defects, but unique fingerprints that nature has imprinted on the specific piece of leather.

DETAILS: Finest European rawhide. Chrome free. Water-based Aniline dye. An exclusive choice. With a fascinating patina that emerges over time, depending on the light, conditions and how you choose to use it.

Surface Natural with quite visible surface markings that add character.
Thickness 1.2 – 1.4 mm.

NATURAL LEATHER

Natural (aniline) is fully grain vegetable tanned leather made from hides of the highest quality. The leather is an elegant and beautiful leather with a natural nude surface where all natural markings are visible. It quickly gains a beautiful patina and darkens over time. 

DETAILS: Finest European rawhide. Vegetable-tanned with extracts from the mimosa plant, it transforms over time in three phases: from its original light colour to a very pale pink to a lovely light brown. The original “naked” leather. 

Surface Natural surface with subtle markings.

Thickness 1.2 – 1.4 mm.

Poul Kjærholm

Acclaimed for his distinctive style of furniture design, Poul Kjaerholm was born in Øster Vrå, Denmark in 1929. His pieces are considered to contain a minimalist and articulated form, all in relief with a style that is still famous around the world.

 

From modest beginnings as a cabinetmaker apprentice at the Gronbech workshop in 1948, Kjaerholm continued to forge his ideology at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. Far from shunning the majority of his Scandinavian counterparts, the Dane chose steel as the main material rather than wood. "The potential of steel is not the only thing that interests me, the refraction of light on its surface is an important part of my artistic work. "

 

Awarded the prestigious Lunning Prize in 1958 and the Trennali Grand Prix in Milan in 1960, Kjaerholm's drawings continue to be featured in the permanent collections of the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. in many other museums across Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Germany.

Paul McCobb

Paul McCobb (1917-1969) était l’un des principaux concepteurs de meubles contemporains de la scène du design américain dans les années 1950 et 1960. Au cours d'une période de vingt ans, il conçoit une gamme impressionnante de meubles, d'accessoires et de textiles multifonctionnels, ainsi que plusieurs projets d'architecture d'intérieur remarquables. Depuis sa mort prématurée en 1969, ses créations ne sont plus en production, mais retournent maintenant sur le marché grâce à une série de rééditions.

Paul McCobb s’est fait connaître pour la première fois en 1948 en tant que consultant en design et décoration pour le mobilier Modernage de Martin Feinman à New York. Pendant qu'il travaillait chez Modernage, McCobb a rencontré B. G. Mesberg, son dernier partenaire commercial dans les collections de mobilier Planner et Directional.

Plus connu pour ses meubles, McCobb a également conçu des radios et des téléviseurs pour CBS-Columbia, des consoles Hi-Fi pour Bell et Howell, ainsi que d’autres articles ménagers. Il a travaillé en tant que consultant en conception auprès de nombreuses sociétés de premier plan, notamment Singer, Alcoa, Goodyear, Columbia Records et Remington Rand. Pendant des années, il a parcouru les États-Unis pour prendre la parole, participer à des tables rondes et des talk-shows à la radio et à la télévision. Il publiait également sa propre chronique sur le design dans les journaux du pays.

Outre ses engagements publics, il a enseigné le design à la Philadelphia Museum School of Art.

L'esthétique de Paul McCobb est la simplicité de la forme. Inspiré par son éducation en Nouvelle-Angleterre et par Shaker Design, McCobb a associé des lignes élancées à des formes sculpturales. Il a offert une interprétation ludique des formes traditionnelles avec des notes d'artisanat scandinave et de pureté de style, souvent fabriquées avec des matériaux abordables et robustes tels que le fer, le bois massif et des tissus d'ameublement durables.