Deeply rooted in Danish furniture tradition, Poul Kjærholm’s distinctive work was inspired by artistic movements across Europe and is now represented in numerous international museums boasting several prestigious awards. Kjærholm was driven to create a harmony between material and form, which is beautifully reflected in all of his designs.
Beginning his career as a cabinetmaker's apprentice with Gronbech, Poul Kjærholm went on to study at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. Going on to design for Ejvind Kold Christensen and Fritz Hansen, Kjærholm expressed an affinity with alternative construction materials, specifically steel. Considering it a natural material at the same standard of more common materials, such as wood and leather, Kjærholm used steel as the framework for his most iconic pieces.
Inspired by the work of Le Corbusier and Marcel Breuer, Poul Kjærholm designed iconic pieces such as the PK80 Day Bed, the PK61 Coffee Table and the PK24 Lounge Chair. Carving the way for later designers with his use of use stainless steel and aluminium, Kjærholm is a true icon of Danish design and has been honoured with pieces in the permanent collections at museums across the globe, including MoMA in New York and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.