Important Design Session 1 /09 December 2007


Poul Kjaerholm

PK 61 coffee table
E. Kold Christensen
Denmark, 1955
Porsgrunn marble, matte chrome-plated steel
31½ w × 31½ d × 13 h in (80 × 80 × 33 cm)

The Porsgruun marble in Kjaerholm's table designs illustrates a refined application of a rare, natural material. Kjaerholm utilized only a handful of materials that together achieved his desire to encapsulate the natural within ordered, architectural forms. The Porsgruun marble Kjaerholm used was mined in Norway for a short time, and is no longer available because of a mine collapse. The finest stones display contrasting areas of light and dark stone infused with fossils. Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to frame.

provenance: Dansk Mobelkunst, Copenhagen

literature: E. Kold Christensen manufacturer's catalog, 1964, unpaginated Poul Kjaerholm, Harlang, ppg. 86-87, 175 Poul Kjaerholm, Sheridan, pg. 138

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $27,600

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