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PK22 Lounge Chair
Poul Kjærholm, 1956

The discrete and elegant PK22 Lounge Chair 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 35 cm

Examples:

Canvas black
(price group 1)

Canvas natural
(price group 1)

Wicker
(price group 1)

leather Aura black
(price group 4)

Leather Rustik
(price group 5)

Leather Embrace Chocolat
(price group 5)

Leather Grace Walnut
(price group 5)

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.