Kjærholm furniture achieved top price at auction

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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