Danish Chairs by Noritsugu Oda
a fantastic primer / identification guide on danish furniture. not only a wealth of information, this also has several technical drawings & elevations. so smart.
Okay, I've always been a big fan of Fritz Hansen furniture and the pk22 easy chair in particular. For awhile now, I've been vacillating between spending the some odd $3500 for that chair or not. But now.... now they've gone ahe... Okay, I've always been a big fan of Fritz Hansen furniture and the pk22 easy chair in particular. For awhile now, I've been vacillating between spending the some odd $3500 for that chair or not. But now.... now they've gone ahead and are producing the pk25 chair. For a measly $7,920 dollars. What's a design whore to do???? Design Poul Kjaerholm, 1952. Steel, flag halyard. Made in Denmark by Fritz Hansen. The PK25 easy chair from Fritz Hansen's "Poul Kjaerholm collection". Simple elegance, a typical Kjærholm design - a combination of steel with braided halyard making up the seat and backrest- in an exclusive and minimalist design. The discrete and elegant PK25 easy chair is a superb example of Poul Kjærholm’s work and would compliment any seating area. Poul Kjærholm had a particular interest in various construction materials; especially steel, which he considered a natural material. He was a trained carpenter who continued studies at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts. He moved on to work at Fritz Hansen, for about a year, where he designed a number of noteworthy chair prototypes. In 1955, Kjærholm started collaborating with manufacturer Ejvind Kold Christensen, which lasted until his death in 1980. In 1982, Fritz Hansen took over the production and sales of "The Kjærholm Collection", developed from 1951 to 1967, designs, which are logical to the minute detail with an aura of exclusivity. The PK25 easy chair has a matte chrome-plated steel base with braided flag halyard.