Poul Kjaerholm is a Danish designer, a pioneer of the modern architecture. As his iconic creations revealed it, he had a real taste for simplicity and sobriety.
Even if he trained as a cabinetmaker, Kjaerholm always preferred steel. He knew how to match steel with other materials such as leather, rattan and rope. The “PK22” low chair (1955/56) is his most famous creation. It is part of the “PK” collection, composed of tables, armchairs and tools. Biography Poul Kjaerholm was born in 1929 in Denmark. He trained as a cabinetmaker before he studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. During one year, he worked for the famous Scandinavian manufacturer Fritz Hansen. His chairs prototypes are really good so he began a collaboration with Ejvind Kild Christensen in 1955. From 1951 to 1967, the designer developed a furniture collection named “The Kjærholm Collection”. In 1982, Fritz Hansen took over the production of the line. Many times, the Danish designer received rewards for his creations. He won the Grand Prix of the Triennale of Milan in 1957 and the Lunning prize in 1959. His creations are exhibited in the permanent collections of the V&A Museum of London and of the MoMa in New-York.
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