February 7, 2015

Fritz Hansen PK22 Modern Lounge Chair by Poul Kjaerholm - in Wicker and in a variety of Leather upholstery

The PK22 Lounge Chair was designed by Poul Kjaerholm for Fritz Hansen in Denmark. The upholstery for the lounge chair is available in Wicker and in a variety of Leather upholstery.

The discrete and elegant lounge chair PK22 epitomizes the work of Poul Kjaerholm and his search for the ideal type-form and industrial dimension, which was always present in his work. The profile of the steel frame structure originates from his graduation project, the “Element” Chair (PK25), from the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen. On the PK22, the structure was divided into separate elements due to design improvements and for economical production. 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 and immediately he became a name on the international scene and has enjoyed this position ever since. The PK22 is available in wicker, suede or leather with a base in satin-brushed stainless steel.