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PK22 Lounge Chair by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1960

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Origin Denmark
Period 1950-1979
Materials Chrome-Plated Metal, Leather Upholstery.
Dimensions
W. 24.8 in; H. 28.35 in; D. 24.41 in;
W. 63 cm; H. 72 cm; D. 62 cm;
Condition Good. Vintage.
Creation Date 1960
Description A stunning PK22 lounge chair, designed by Poul Kjaerholm, manufactured by E. Kold Christensen in Denmark around 1960.

The chair has a beautiful chrome-plated metal base. It is upholstered in high quality thick brown leather, all original. This use of materials and the smooth design give the chair it’s unique appearance, creating a true sense of vintage luxury. The backwards leaning shape of the backrest make it exceptionally comfortable as well! The Kold Christensen mark is carved in the frame.

The chair remains in excellent condition, with minor wear creating a wonderful vintage patina.

Poul Kjærholm (January 8, 1929–April 18, 1980) was a Danish designer.
Born in Øster Vra°, Denmark, Kjærholm began as a cabinetmaker’s apprentice with Gronbech in 1948, going on to the Danish School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen in 1952. In 1953, he married Hanne Kjærholm who became a successful architect. He was very articulate and with his natural authority he started an outstanding career as an educator in the same year (1952) but continued to study with Prof. Erik Herløw and Prof. Palle Suenson.
From the mid-1950s he worked for his friend Ejvind Kold Christiansen, an entrepreneur who, giving him tremendous artistic freedom, produced an extensive range of his furniture. His distinctive style is evident as early as 1952 in his PKO Minimalist plywood series. The PK61 coffee table of 1955 is a playfully irrational supporting frame visible through the glass top. In 1958 he attracted international acclaim for his contributions to the ‘Formes Scandinaves’ exhibition in Paris and the award of the legendary ‘Lunning Award’, the same year for his PK22 chair. In both 1957 and 1960 he won the Grand Prize at the Milan Trennali. In 1959 he became assistant at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and lecturer. In 1965 his PK24 chaise longue typified his mature style. Its simple flowing lines combine steel and woven cane. In 1967 he was awarded the Danish ID Prize for product design. He became head of the Institute for Design in 1973 and finally professor in 1976 until his death four years later.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern, Scandinavian Modern
Incollect Reference Number 300083
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