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PK91 folding stool

 Poul Kjærholm, 1961

The PK91 folding stool designed by Poul Kjærholm epitomizes his ongoing adaption of historical furniture categories into his oeuvre and arsenal of expressions. The source of inspiration for the PK91 is an ancient Egyptian folding stool that dates back to approx.1500 BC. 

The designer’s method of refining historical furniture types has again been put into play and the result is unmistakably a Kjærholm classic, with the stool’s minimalistic and elegant expression.

The PK91 is part of the permanent collection at the Röhsska Museum in Gothenborg, in Sweden.

Dimensions H41 x W59 x D45 cm

Base satin brushed stainless steel

Extended warranty Fritz Hansen offers an 20 years extended limited warranty if you register your PK91TM folding stool online at fritzhansen.com/my-fh

Folding Stool PK91
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Natural canvas

Black leather

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.