Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen 'PK80' Daybed in Leather and Steel


Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen, PK80 daybed, leather and stainless steel, Denmark, 1957

This stunning, patinated PK80 daybed is designed by Poul Kjaerholm in 1957. The chosen materials are typical for Poul Kjaerholm as he embraced Industrial materials, while other Danish designers stayed true to wood in the period of the 1950s. The model consists of a chrome-plated steel frame, a wooden support, and an original upholstered cushion in tufted black leather.

Poul Kjærholm (1929-1980) was a Danish designer and cabinetmaker. He had a particular interest in different construction materials; especially steel which he considered a natural material with the same artistic fineness as other natural materials. Poul Kjærholm was employed at Fritz Hansen for about a year, where he designed a number of noteworthy chair prototypes. In 1955 Poul Kjærholm initiated his collaboration with manufacturer Ejvind Kold Christensen, which lasted until Poul Kjærholm's death in 1980. In 1982, Fritz Hansen took over the production and sales of "The Kjærholm Collection", developed from 1951 to 1967, designs, which are logical to the minute detail with an aura of exclusivity. In 2007 Fritz Hansen added two new pieces to the Kjærholm Collection. Pieces that were never in production before, the PK8™ side chair and PK58™ dining table.

Please note that the leather is in good, used condition with visible signs of age and use. For further details, we encourage you to reach out to our team of design specialists.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator E. Kold Christensen (Manufacturer) Poul Kjærholm (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 11.42 in. Width 74.41 in. Depth 31.89 in.
  • dimensions Height 29 cm Width 189 cm Depth 81 cm
  • material Leather Steel
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50113740