Pair of Iconic Poul Kjaerholm 'PK22' Armchairs by Fritz Hansen

An iconic chair without comparison

Maker
Fritz Hansen | Denmark
Designer
Poul Kjaerholm | Denmark
Date
1957 - 2004 edition
Size
W 63cm, D 63cm, H 70cm | Seat 32cm


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Description

The elegant PK22 Chair epitomises Poul Kjaerholm’s search for the ideal form and showcases the industrial dimension always present in his work. The profile of the steel frame structure originates from the PK25, his graduation project at the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen.

On its release, the PK22 was an immediate commercial and critical success. In 1957, the chair was awarded the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale, the world’s premier design fair. The prize catapulted Kjaerholm’s career onto the international scene, where his name has enjoyed a coveted position ever since.

Kjaerholm’s furniture designs were characterized by a simple aesthetic that stripped away ornament in favor of clean lines and materials-based beauty. He used steel frames extensively in his work, often in combination with natural materials such as wood, cane, and leather, and was a strong proponent of industrial production.

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Condition

Materials: Beautifully crafted from woven wicker over a steel frame

Wicker: Excellent original condition

Makers Label: Can be found underneath seat

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