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PK80™ daybed

By Fritz Hansen

£13,060.00

  • Description

    In an ongoing attempt to unite the sublime with the absolutely necessary, Poul Kjærholm designed the PK80™ daybed. The result is one of Kjærholm's most sophisticated and iconic designs with a striking beauty. The daybed is a clear illustration of Poul Kjærholm's method of refining historical models and distilling them down to the essence and demonstrating his superior ability to balance construction and choice of materials. The inspiration for the daybed came from Bauhaus, which in turn, were inspired by ancient Roman couches. PK80™ is upholstered in leather and supported by a satin-brushed stainless steel frame. The purchase of the PK80™ for the galleries of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in 2004, recognises the daybed's natural place in furniture history.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions:
    W:190 x D:80 x H:30cm

    The PK80™ consists of a large mattress covered with leather. It rests on a support of painted plywood. The base is satin brushed stainless steel.

    Upholstery: The leather includes Classic leather (5 colours); Natural leather (1 colour); Elegance (3 colours) and White leather (1 colour).

    A five-year guarantee against manufacturing defects in standard products (materials and workmanship). Wear, tear and damage to the product is not covered under this warranty.

  • 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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    • Classic leather black
    • Classic leather black-brown
    • Classic leather cognac
    • Elegance leather black
    • Elegance leather dark brown
    • Elegance leather indian red
    • Elegance leather walnut
    • Natural leather natural
    • Optical white leather white
    • Rustic leather tan
    • White leather white

  • Delivery

    7-8 weeks
    Made to order item

£13,060.00
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