Poul Kjærholm was one of the original star architects behind Danish Modernism. With his functional approach to furniture design he excelled at combining his favorite material, steel, with other organic materials.
Both qualities are reflected beautifully in the PK1 dining chair. The original chair was made with wicker, the PK1 is available today in an updated version with an FSC-certified weaved paper cord seat, which looks equally beautiful from both the front and the back. The weaving technique has been recreated by Carl Hansen & Søn in accordance with Kjærholm’s original chair design; it takes a skilled craftsman 15 hours and 180 metres of cord to weave the seat by hand. The combination of industrial steel and weaving paper cord exudes lightness and elegance. The PK1 is considered a design icon today because it balances aesthetics, comfort and stability beautifully. It can be stacked 4 chairs high.
Material: FSC-certified weaved paper cord seat and steel frame either polished or black-powder coated.
Dimensions: Width: 50.5cm x Depth: 51.5cm x Height: 77cm (Seat Height: 47cm)
Poul Kjaerholm was a trained carpenter and continued his studies at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts. 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. He was employed at Fritz Hansen for about a year, where he designed a number of note-worthy furniture pieces - "The Kjærholm Collection", developed from 1951 to 1967 these designs have an aura of exclusivity.