The PK22™ chair, designed by Poul Kjærholm in 1956, is now introduced with the original cotton canvas. This particular type of canvas was last used on the PK22 in 1963.
From November 2010 we will bring it back in a special selection of colours; primary red, umber green and black. Everything has been designed in collaboration with the Kjærholm family and originates from his original and preferred colour palette.
It was the PK22 lounge chair that marked the beginning of Kjærholms design career, winning the Grand Prix award at the 1957 XI Triennale di Milano. The Danish furniture designer became known for his absolute devotion to materials and enjoyed the structural role that cotton canvas played in his PK22 design. He always worked with a very selective and clear colour palette in his designs, which included primary colours as well as umber green, black and white.
To complete the Kjærholm experience, the PK71™ nesting tables, designed by Kjærholm in 1957, will also be introduced in matching colours. The tables and their continued, three-dimensional form represent the first time Kjærholm used the square in all three dimensions of his work. They can be seen as the precursor of his larger and more complex tables.
Both the PK22 and PK71 nesting tables will be introduced from November 2010 and will be available from Republic Stores and selected authorized Fritz Hansen dealers around the globe.
Learn more about Poul Kjærholm
Read the article “Assembling a PK22″
Watch the video “Making of the PK22″
Visit the online museum to learn about Fritz Hansen’s history