Poul Kjaerholm PK20 lounge chairs EKC Denmark 1968






Poul Kjaerholm

Denmark, 1929 – 1980

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Timeless pair of PK20 lounge chairs designed by Poul Kjaerholm and manufactured by Ejvind Kold Christensen, Denmark 1968. Kjaerholm chose his materials based on their ability to age well. That’s why many of the early examples from his furniture still look amazing after all these years. When he created this cantilever chair covered in leather, Kjaerholm wanted to ensure that the form would not be distorted over the years of use. He also once stated that his older, well-used furniture was much more beautiful than when it was new. We couldn’t agree more. The base of the PK20 is made of a welded spring steel structure combining a pair of curved legs with a crossbar that supported the side frames and joined the legs. For several years Kold Christensen insisted that the leather remnants of the PK22 be used in some way, so Kjaerholm used them to make a cover that functioned structurally by counteracting the played frames. By swing leather strips into a tube, Kjaerholm produced a ribbed diaphragm of enormous strength, these chairs have the so called ‘oxblood’ red leather. PK20 entered production in 1969 in two leather covered versions, a low-backed chair, and a high-backed chair with head cushion. This is for the low-backed version which was quickly discontinued and available for special order only. Hence, they are much rarer than the high back versions. The low version is included in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. This amazing set of PK20 chairs is in very well-preserved condition, fully original and with only very minor signs of wear and aging to the leather. As these were used only in a countryside home of the previous owner, these still look fantastic. You can see that they are old and original, but they are not damaged in any way. Priced and sold in a set of 2.

Designer: Poul Kjaerholm
Type: PK20
Manufacturer: Ejvind Kold Christensen
Year: 1968
Country: Denmark
Materials: Stainless steel, leather
Condition: Very good, original
Height: 73/37 cm
Width: 80 cm
Depth: 67 cm
Item nr: F22AP241

Holland / Belgium: € 50
Europe: € 150 - 450
Outside Europe: € 1000 - 2000

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