The man behind masterpieces like the PK22™ had a fascination for steel and a love of natural materials.
The PK25™ was designed by Poul Kjærholm for his final graduation project at the School of Arts and Crafts in 1952. Also known as the ‘Element’ chair, the PK25 is a striking example of Kjærholm’s eagerness to transform common, industrial materials into striking works of art. Kjærholm was determined to reduce the chair to a single piece of each material, resulting in its overarching hallmark: the continual steel frame that bends through the form without interruption.
A piece of Poul’s furniture is like an elegant written character that gives the room in which it stands solidity and calm. Poul Kjaerholm entered the scene at a time when Danish furniture has reached a zenith, both at home and abroad, designed and shaped by inspired architects and cabinetmakers. Poul’s furniture found a natural place for itself on the same high level, but he broadened furniture design with a completely new view of furniture, and that was something.