The PK80 was designed by Poul Kjaerholm for Fritz Hansen in Denmark. Sleek and straight lines and rich leather upholstery elevate the PK80 daybed to a whole new level.
In an ongoing attempt to unite the sublime with the absolutely necessary, Poul Kjaerholm designed the PK80 daybed. 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 daybed 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 purchase of the PK80 for the galleries of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in 2004, recognises the daybed’s natural place in furniture history.