Poul Kjærholm - Design London Wednesday, April 23, 2008 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Christoffer Harlang, Keld Helmer-Petersen and Krestine Kjærholm, Poul Kjærholm, Copenhagen, 1999, p. 176 for a similar example; Michael Sheridan, The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm: Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 2007, p. 60 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    This design was produced for the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.  Kjærholm, who was an assistant teacher there at the time, designed two types of desks for students and faculty, the materials and variations in size corresponding to the status of the user.  The desks featured metal ferrules which separated the parts from one another and became a model for his future work in steel.


‘Academy’ desk

designed 1955
Oregon pine-veneered wood, painted steel.
67.6 x 141 x 84.5 cm (26 5/8 x 55 1/2 x 33 1/4 in.)
Manufactured by Rud. Rasmussen, Denmark.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £10,000


24 Apr 2008, 2pm