Furniture Design

Kjaerholm, Poul (1929 - 1980)

The Danish designer privileged steel as his primary furniture material unlike most of his Scandinavian contemporaries who preferred wood. His elegant and sleek designs combined steel and materials such as leather, cane, marble or wood he would enlighten to their most. Considering functionality as an absolute requirement, he nevertheless mastered in giving a strong attention to details in the production process: invisible on the finished product. 'I consider steel a material with the same artistic merit as wood and leather.'

Academy desk, 1955
Academy desk, 1955
Exhibition System vitrine, 1979-1980
Exhibition System vitrine, 1979-1980
F. L. Smidth chair sketch
F. L. Smidth chair sketch
PK 0 lounge chair, 1952-1997
PK 0 lounge chair, 1952-1997
PK 9 chairs, 1960-1990
PK 9 chairs, 1960-1990
PK 11 chairs, 1957
PK 11 chairs, 1957
PK 15 dining chairs, 1979
PK 15 dining chairs, 1979
PK 20 lounge chair, 1968
PK 20 lounge chair, 1968
PK 22 lounge chair, 1956
PK 22 lounge chair, 1956
PK 24 chaise lounge, 1965
PK 24 chaise lounge, 1965
PK 27 chairs and PK 66 coffee table, 1971
PK 27 chairs and PK 66 coffee table, 1971
PK 31/3 sofa, 1958
PK 31/3 sofa, 1958
PK 33 stools, 1959
PK 33 stools, 1959
PK 54 dining table, 1963
PK 54 dining table, 1963
PK 63 coffee table, 1968
PK 63 coffee table, 1968
PK 64 coffee table, 1968
PK 64 coffee table, 1968
PK 70 dining table, 1972
PK 70 dining table, 1972
PK 71 nesting tables, 1957
PK 71 nesting tables, 1957
PK 80 daybed, 1957
PK 80 daybed, 1957
PK 91 folding stool, 1961
PK 91 folding stool, 1961
PK 101 candelabrum, 1956
PK 101 candelabrum, 1956
PK-Bowl, ashtray, 1963
PK-Bowl, ashtray, 1963
PK0, 1952
PK0, 1952
PK61, 1956
PK61, 1956
Poul Kjaerholm and Jorgen Hoj,Snedkerier lounge chair, 1952
Poul Kjaerholm and Jorgen Hoj,Snedkerier lounge chair, 1952
Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm
Shell chair, 1953
Shell chair, 1953
Sketches of chairs
Sketches of chairs
Triennale Chair, 1956
Triennale Chair, 1956
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