Poul Kjærholm - Design New York Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Vance Trimble, New York

  • Literature

    Frederik Sieck, Contemporary Danish Furniture Design: A Short Illustrated Review, Copenhagen, 1990, p. 148; Christoffer Harlang, Keld Helmer-Petersen and Krestine Kjærholm, eds., Poul Kjærholm, Copenhagen, 1999, pp. 36-37; Michael Sheridan, The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm: Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 2007, pp. 114-117 for similar examples

  • Catalogue Essay

    Spring steel formed the basis for much of Poul Kjærholm’s furniture. He tempered hard frames with natural materials — canvas, cane, and leather — allowing for the evidence of wear. Manufacturer E. Kold Christensen supplied Kjærholm’s PK 33 stools with vegetable-tanned leather cushions which were fitted into the shallow bowls of their plywood seats. The present stool, a rare example, has a cured goatskin cushion.


Stool, model no. PK 33

ca. 1959
Chrome-plated steel, leather, painted laminated plywood, rubber.
13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm.) high, 21 1/8 in. (53.7 cm.) diameter
Manufactured by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark. Top of frame impressed with manufacturer’s mark.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $7,500


25 May 2011
New York