March 18, 2015

Modern Chairs: Minimalist Danish-Style Black Pk-22 Twenty-Two Modern Poul Kjaerholm Lounge Chair










The minimalist Danish-Style Black Pk-22 Twenty-Two Modern Poul Kjaerholm Lounge Chair fits well in Contemporary living room schemes. The discrete and elegant lounge chair Poul Kjaerholm mod. 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.

Architecture by Norm Architects Copenhagen Denmark
Photography by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen