Unique furniture series by Poul Kjærholm in production at Carl Hansen


In 1955 Poul Kjærholm designed a small range of furniture for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. The tables have a light and simple design language, and helped to draw the first outlines of this talented furniture designer.

The Academy needed a number of tables for teachers and students respectively, and Kjærholm, who recently had been assigned as a lecturer, designed a Professor table in oregon pine with a black lacquered steel frame – PK52 and a Pupil table in black stained oak with a gray lacquered steel frame – PK52A.

Both tables are now available with table top in veneer of Oregon pine or oiled oak, varnished or black painted surface and with a black or gray lacquered steel frame and with or without drawers. The drawer unit is available in oiled, varnished or black painted oak.

CEO at Carl Hansen Knud Erik Hansen:

The unique tables tell something about Poul Kjærholm’s development. He was not afraid to challenge his established colleagues and to go his own way. He was a skilled carpenter, but also used new materials such as steel, leather, flag line and canvas.

He achieved a new lightness by combining wood and steel – a combination which at the time was not so common, an approach that he has been able to master in his own unique, simple and aesthetic way.

See more about the tables here …

Carl Hansen & Søn
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