September 27, 2014

Pk80 Leather Daybed : Poul Kjaerholm

Fritz Hansen Poul Kjaerholm PK80™ Bench in Classic Black Leather by Stardust Modern Design™

Fritz Hansen Poul Kjaerholm PK80™ Bench in Classic Black Leather by Stardust Modern Design™

Fritz Hansen Poul Kjaerholm PK80™ Bench in Classic Black Leather by Stardust Modern Design™

Fritz Hansen Poul Kjaerholm PK80™ Bench in Classic Black Leather by Stardust Modern Design™

Fritz Hansen Poul Kjaerholm PK80™ Bench in Classic Black Leather by Stardust Modern Design™

Fritz Hansen Poul Kjaerholm PK80™ Bench in Classic Black Leather by Stardust Modern Design™

Fritz Hansen Poul Kjaerholm PK80™ Bench in Classic Black Leather by Stardust Modern Design™

Fritz Hansen Poul Kjaerholm PK80™ Bench in Classic Black Leather by Stardust Modern Design™

Fritz Hansen Poul Kjaerholm PK80™ Bench in Classic Black Leather by Stardust Modern Design™

Fritz Hansen Poul Kjaerholm PK80™ Bench in Classic Black Leather by Stardust Modern Design™


Fritz Hansen Poul Kjaerholm PK80™ Bench in Classic Black Leather by Stardust Modern Design™

Fritz Hansen Poul Kjaerholm PK80™ Bench in Classic Black Leather by Stardust Modern Design™


Poul Kjaerholm PK80 Bench: a modernist masterpiece™ by Stardust.com™. The distinctive minimalist PK80 Bench was designed by Poul Kjaerholm (Danish spelling is Poul Kjærholm) in 1957 and is produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark. In typically Scandinavian fashion, Poul Kjaerholm opted for steel as his primary furniture construction material but combined it with wood and leather to give it an understated luxurious elegance. Gerrit Rietveld said that Poul Kjaerholm was a designer whose modern, functionalistic approaches kept all extravagant tendencies at bay. Poul Kjaerholm's iconic PK80 Bench is perhaps his most exquisite creation.  Its sleek and timeless design make it a perfect fit for galleries, musea, banks, insurance companies, upscale residential projects or corporate lobbies. Many of our clients at Stardust Modern Design specify it for a variety of contract applications as well: it has been used for law office benches, architect office benches, retail store benches, bank benches, insurance company benches and many more. It is perhaps the most desirable lobby bench with its understated elegance and clean lines. Poul Kjaerholm's PK80 is a sculpture by itself, but with an understated, subtle quality that makes it ideally suited for accompanying art. PK80 was specified by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York where it is used as a museum bench. Claude Monet's Water Lilies (1914-26) and Jackson Pollock's One: Number 31 (1951), look absolutely stunning when observed from the equally iconic PK80 bench. We at Stardust Modern Design also like the PK80 for quick modernist power naps...nothing wrong with that! Purchase the authentic Fritz Hansen PK80 Bench from Stardust and receive free shipping and delivery!

In an ongoing attempt to unite the sublime with the absolutely necessary, Poul Kjaerholm designed the PK80 bench; available in the US through modern design purveyor Stardust.  The result is one of Kjaerholm's most sophisticated and iconic designs with a striking beauty. The daybed is a clear illustration of Poul Kjaerholm's method of refining historical models and distilling them down to the essence and demonstrating his superior ability to balance construction and choice of materials. The inspiration for the PK80 came from Bauhaus, which in turn, were inspired by ancient Roman couches. PK80 is upholstered in leather and supported by a satin brushed stainless steel frame. The Fritz Hansen PK80 by Poul Kjaerholm is considered by many to be one of the best furniture designs of the 20th century. Poul Kjaerholm designs can be found at the MoMA New York, The Metroplitan Museum of Art New York and the Design Museum in London. If you want to learn more about Poul Kjaerholm; make sure to read the Arne Jacobsen Biography at Stardust Modern Design.

Stardust offers the authentic Poul Kjaerholm PK80 custom-made for you by Fritz Hansen in Denmark. Each PK80 has an identification number on its base and is accompanied with a numbered certificate. Stardust offers the PK80 with a 20 years limited warranty through Fritz Hansen as well as a number of attractive benefits.

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