The iconic PK22™ chair by Poul Kjærholm 1956

The discrete and elegant lounge chair PK22™ epitomises the work of Poul Kjærholm and his search for the ideal type-form and industrial dimension, which was always present in his work. The profile of the steel frame structure originates from his graduation project, the “Element” Chair (PK25™), from the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen. On the PK22™, the structure was divided into separate elements due to design improvements and for economical production.

The PK22™ was an immediate commercial and critical success. In 1957, the chair was awarded the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale, the world’s premier design fair. The prize catapulted Kjærholm’s career and immediately he became a name on the international scene and has enjoyed this position ever since.

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The PK22™ is available in wicker, suede or leather with a base in satin-brushed stainless steel.

Manufactured in Denmark by Fritz Hansen

 

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