During the great auction of classic design furniture at the Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen in late September, the largest auction price ever in Denmark for a piece of furniture by Danish designer Poul Kjærholm (1929-80) was achieved. The furniture item in question is the square daybed PK-80A that was knocked down to the buyer for 700,000 DKK.
PK-80A is a further development of the rectangular daybed PK80, designed by Kjærholm in 1957 and manufactured today by Fritz Hansen. PK-80A was designed in 1959 specifically for the furnishing of the Taarnby City Hall near Copenhagen. It never went into serial production, but was subsequently made on request in a very limited number of copies.
The specimen of PK-80A sold at the auction is made about 1970 for a museum in Holstebro, Denmark. The daybed measures 140 x 140 cm and is upholstered with patinated natural leather.
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