Kjærholm in Japanese optics


Stool PK 91 by Poul Kjærholm (manufacturer: Fritz Hansen)

The Danish furniture designer Poul Kjærholm (1929-1980) was known for his uncompromising design style, where he joined the minimalistic with the sculptural in his furniture. The same applies to his daughter, textile designer and weaver Krestine Kjærholm (b. 1957), who specializes in carpets in a beautiful and simple design that also matches her father’s furniture.

Both generations of Kjærholm receive attention in Japan because their style blends perfectly with Japanese design ideals. This is the reason why the Copenhagen design gallery A. Petersen, in cooperation with the Danish-Japanese design office Ayanomimi, focuses on two generations Kjærholm and the relationship between Japanese and Danish furniture art and design. It takes place between 6 and 28 February in the form of an exhibition and a lecture series every Friday evening during the exhibition period.

During the lecture series, art historian Miriam Gelfer-Jørgensen tells about her book “Japanism in Danish – Art and Design 1870-2010”, while Aya Okamura from Ayanomimi tells about Krestine Kjærholm’s projects in Japan and working with design between Japan and Denmark. There will also be an opportunity for questions to Krestine Kjærholm.

Participation is free on pre-registration.

Details about the program and registration here.

Carpet KK Zen Garden of Krestine Kjærholm.