Steel’s constructive potential is not the only thing that interests me; the refraction of light on its surface is an important part of my artistic work. I consider steel a material with the same artistic merit as wood and leather.

Poul Kjaerholm

Poul Kjaerholm 1929–1980

Furniture designer Poul Kjærholm was a significant figure in Danish modern design uniquely blending craftsmanship and industrial production. Trained as a cabinetmaker in Hjørring, Denmark in 1949, he later studied furniture design at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, graduating in 1952. In 1955, he was hired by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts as a lecturer and also designed the, now iconic, school’s desks. In 1976 he was welcomed back as a professor.

Kjærholm’s timeless designs are functional and durable. He often worked in steel, leather and glass, placing importance on the relationship of the piece to its environment. Kjærholm received many awards throughout his career including two Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale, the Lunning Prize in 1958, the Eckersberg's Medal in 1960, and multiple ID awards. In 2006, Kjærholm was the subject of a major retrospective at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. His work is included in the permanent collections of museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York where designs are featured throughout the galleries and restaurant. Poul Kjærholm died in 1980.

Upcoming Lots Poul Kjaerholm

POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 22 lounge chairs, pair | wright20.com

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Poul Kjaerholm

PK 22 lounge chairs, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 65 coffee table | wright20.com

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Poul Kjaerholm

PK 65 coffee table

estimate: $1,500–2,000
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 22 lounge chairs, pair | wright20.com

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Poul Kjaerholm

PK 22 lounge chairs, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 61 coffee table | wright20.com

167

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 61 coffee table

estimate: $1,500–2,000
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK91 folding stools, pair | wright20.com

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Poul Kjaerholm

PK91 folding stools, pair

estimate: $1,500–2,000

Auction Results Poul Kjaerholm

POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 11 chairs, set of six | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 11 chairs, set of six

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $93,600
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 11, set of six | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 11, set of six

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $74,400
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 80 daybed | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 80 daybed

estimate: $25,000–30,000
result: $69,600
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 11 chairs, set of six | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 11 chairs, set of six

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $67,200
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 9 chairs, set of six | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 9 chairs, set of six

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $66,000
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 25 lounge chairs, pair | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 25 lounge chairs, pair

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $54,000
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 25 lounge chairs, pair | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 25 lounge chairs, pair

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $54,000
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 54 dining table | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 54 dining table

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $54,000
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 11 chairs, set of twelve | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 11 chairs, set of twelve

estimate: $40,000–60,000
result: $50,000
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 11 chairs, set of eight | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 11 chairs, set of eight

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $48,000
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 9 chairs, set of six | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 9 chairs, set of six

estimate: $25,000–35,000
result: $44,400
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 9 chairs, set of eight | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 9 chairs, set of eight

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $40,000
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 9 chairs, set of six | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 9 chairs, set of six

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $36,250
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 11 chairs, set of eight | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 11 chairs, set of eight

estimate: $40,000–50,000
result: $36,000
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 24 chaise lounge | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 24 chaise lounge

estimate: $12,000–15,000
result: $33,600
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 80 daybed | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 80 daybed

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $32,400
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 54 dining table | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 54 dining table

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $31,200
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 80 daybed | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 80 daybed

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $31,200
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 64 coffee table | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 64 coffee table

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $30,000
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 63a coffee table | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 63a coffee table

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $28,800
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 61 coffee table | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 61 coffee table

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $27,600
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 80 daybed | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 80 daybed

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $27,500
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 62 side table | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 62 side table

estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $27,140
POUL KJAERHOLM, PK 9 chairs, set of six | wright20.com

Poul Kjaerholm

PK 9 chairs, set of six

estimate: $25,000–35,000
result: $26,400