The founder of the PK 24:
Poul Kjærholm was a celebrated Danish designer, born in January 1929. He was an iconic figure in Danish art. After beginning his career as a cabinet-maker, he trained at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts in Cophenhagen, where he worked with Professor Herløw and Professor Suenson. He also worked with his friend Ejvind Kold Christiansen, who particularly supported his creation of the PK 24 Chaise Longue. This chair later found worldwide success.
Steel and leather:
Poul Kjærholm's minimalist style can be found in the PK 24 Chaise Longue. It respects geometrical forms perfectly. His training as a cabinet-maker can be seen in its design. The mix of steel and leather used to construct the chair give it a prodigious style. Top-quality fabric is specially imported from Italy. Despite the minimalist form, beautiful curves are still very present. A very soft headrest helps maintain comfort. The legs can be extended. Overall, the PK 24 Chaise Longue is a perfect and practical piece of decoration.
Although inspired by existing works, Poul Kjærholm created his own perfection. His models particularly used minimalism and rationalism as inspiration. Steel is one the materials that became distinctively associated with Kjærholm, despite his dexterity as a cabinet-maker, because he believed it more resistant than leather. The PK 24 Chaise Longue's robustness will stand the test of time.