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PK52 Desk

By Carl Hansen


  • Description

    Poul Kjærholm mastered the art of working with both steel and wood - an achievement evident in his 1955 table series for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. The designs, which have a clean, light expression, helped establish the talented furniture designer, who went on to become a pioneer of Danish design. The two tables PK52A Student table and PK52 Professor table are now form a natural addition to Carl Hansen & Søn's collection.

  • Technical Info

    PK52A / Student desk - L.141.5 x W.85 x H.72 cm.
    PK52 / Professor desk - L.186.5 x W.85 x H.72 cm.

    Table top: Oak veneer (oiled oak or white oiled oak) or black/grey laminate
    Table base: powder coated steel in black

    The table top is always reversible.

    Please note drawer comes in black painted wood (solid wood/veneer), if you prefer other options please contact our web team or one of our stores.

  • Designer
    Poul Kjærholm

    Unlike most other Danish furniture designers of the 1950s, Kjærholm used stainless steel and aluminium as the basis for his designs often combined with leather or wicker for chairs and glass or slate for tables. Inspired by the modernist work of le Corbusier and Breuer, Kjærholm's designs are highly elegant with great attention to details.

    His best work were made between the mid 1950s and late 1960s, yet the designs all have such integrity that they stand above any particular era. His most well known design is the PK22 easy chair which have been extensively used at the Copenhagen international airport Kastrup, a fitting place for an object which is truly international in its design. Poul Kjærholm became a professor at the Royal Art academy in Copenhagen in 1976.

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    • Laminate
    • Oiled oak
    • White oiled oak

  • Delivery

    7-8 weeks
    Made to order item

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