The three-legged stool PK33 epitomizes Poul Kjærholm’s use of assembly techniques, his exploration of materials and his simplification of structure into a type-form. The stool draws on construction techniques from the PK71 nesting tables and the PK80 daybed, but still has its own strong, unique expression.
PK33 has a loose leather cushion fastened with straps to a ring-shaped shell of laminated painted wood. The three legs is made of matt chromed spring steel with black leg ferrules.
Dimensions Ø53 x H34 cm
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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.