Poul Kjaerholm

Poul Kjaerholm, Table

Table by Poul Kjaerholm, produced by E. Kold Christensen. The table top is in ash and the frame is in matt chromed steel. Of excellent quality, the table shows Kjaerholm’s iconic use of metal and wood which he has come to be well known for. Unlike his contemporaries in the Danish Modernist tradition Kjaerholm adopted steel rather than wood as his material of choice treating it with the same delicacy found in wood cabinetmaking. This steel and wood combination he believed would only become more beautiful with age. This table has the maker’s logo embossed on the frame. This Poul Kjaerholm vintage table would make an excellent study table or dining table.

Poul Kjaerholm, Table

Amazing table by Poul Kjaerholm “PK 54”. This iconic dining table has a cubus frame of steel with a circular top of flintrolled ligh grey marble. It was designed in 1963. This particular one was manufactured 1960–70s by E. Kold Christensen. The makers mark is stamped by maker on the frame. This Poul Kjareholm vintage table makes a wonderful centre piece to any living space.

Poul Kjaerholm, Chairs

A rare matching pair of PK 11 armchairs. Each chair consists of three spring steel legs, joined with machine screws. The seat is upholstered with patinated natural leather. The back is made of high quality hand crafted ash. These chairs were manufactured in the 1970’s by E kold Christensen. The maker’s mark is stamped on the frame of the chair. These iconic Poul Kjaerholm vintage chairs will be an anchor to any design collection.

About Poul Kjaerholm

Poul Kjærholm (1929-1980) was born in Oster Vra, Denmark. He apprenticed as a cabinetmaker before studying at the famed School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. It was here that he had the opportunity to join a class in industrial design held by the famous architect Jorn Utzon. Utzon recognised Kjareholm’s talent and said “nothing was too difficult to design for Kjaerholm”. He felt Kjareholm had the ability to chose the right material and use them in the most efficient way. This class perhaps piqued Kjareholm’s interest in different construction materials, and in particular steel. He considered steel a natural material with the same sensuous quality and ability to attain patina as wood and accorded it the same artistic fineness. He also liked the way light reflects on steel making it part of the design itself. The extraordinary thing about Kjareholm is that he could design pieces that really showed off the beauty of the materials and the excellence of the construction.

Poul Kjærholm called himself a “furniture architect”, a term he preferred to designer. He worked at Fritz Hansen for a year before embarking on a collaborative partnership with manufacturer Ejvind Kold Christensen in 1955. This collaboration continued till Kjareholm’s untimely death in 1980. In 1982, production of all Kjareholm’s designs was taken over by Fritz Hansen.

Poul Kjareholm’s works are amongst the most innovative and profound of the mid century modern design with pieces included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria & Albert in London. Today Kjareholm’s designs especially the vintage pieces by E Kold Christensen have achieved cult status.

1B2G has an enviable collection of Poul Kjareholm vintage chairs and Poul Kjaerholm vintage tables.

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