The PK1 dining chair, designed by Poul Kjærholm in 1955, is an early example of Kjærholm's unique ability to combine steel with organic materials. The design has an understated look which requires skilled craftsmanship and an in-depth understanding of the inherent nature of the materials.
- Chrome or Steel
- Seat/Back: Woven Flag Halyard
- Width: 51 cm / 20.1 inch
- Depth: 48 cm / 18.9 inch
- Height: 77 cm / 30.3 inch
- Seat Height: 47 cm / 18.5 inch
- The glides are replaceable and come in a hard, felt, or outdoor version
- Possible to stack up to five chairs at a time
- Outdoor version can be ordered by selecting the stainless steel frame and outdoor flag lanyard and outdoor glides
Passionate craftsmanship means many things to different people. To Carl Hansen it means everything. It has been so ever since 1908 when Carl Hansen founded his company on a strong belief: outstanding craftsmanship and rational serial production could go hand-in-hand to provide customers with high-quality furniture at a reasonable price. Today they continue to build on this simple but strong idea, combining traditional woodworking techniques with the latest technology to produce furniture of lasting value.
Carl Hansen & Son PK1 Dining Chair Designed by:
- Poul Kjaerholm , 1955
Denmark, 1929 - 1980
Poul Kjærholm 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. 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.