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.
Carl Hansen & Søn
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