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PK20 Easy Chair

Replica

Poul Kjaerholm
1967
The PK Easy Chair in Brown Leather

PK20 Easy Chair

Replica

Poul Kjaerholm
1967
PK20 Easy Chair In Brown
Poul Kjaerholm was one of the great innovators of the Danish modern movement. He originally wanted to use spare leather strips from the production of other leather furniture in order to optimize production. Due to the variation in quality of the leather strips, the idea was rejected and today, only the finest leather strips are used. The result is a timeless chair which is laidback, stylish, fresh and remarkably comfortable. Its sculpted lines, clean design and minimalistic elegance takes advantage of the natural sturdiness and flexibility of steel and delivers an iconic mid-century Scandinavian classic in all its beautifully functional form. A tribute to Danish minimalism.

“The important thing is to express the personality of the material – not mine.”

Poul Kjaerholm
A drawing of the PK20 Chair
PK20 Easy Chair In Brown

The PK20 in on permanent display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Other Kjaerholm creations are on permanent display at the MOMA in NYC. 

His PK22 easy chair has been extensively used at the Copenhagen international airport Kastrup, a fitting place for an object which is truly international in its design. 

Poul Kjærholm became a professor at the Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen in 1976. 

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Classic Comfort

This chair makes optimal use of its cantilevered steel frame to ensure comfort. The steel gives way slightly under the weight of the individual. Supple leather supports the individual fully from seat to head. A removable headrest is filled with polyurethane foam and upholstered in top grain Italian leather casing. This flexible and hard wearing chair offers comfort in movement, design and material.

Quality and Craftsmanship
The chromed spring steel frame is carefully cut and presented in a choice of a matt or polished finish. Top grain Italian leather strips are wrapped around the steel frame. Quality polyurethane foam is used in the headrest.
Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm was born in Østervrå, Denmark, in 1929. He started out as a cabinetmaker for Gronbech in 1948, and soon after attended the Danish School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. In 1953, he married Hanne Kjaerholm, who went on to become a successful architect in her own right. From the mid-1950’s Poul started working with his friend Ejvind Kold Christensen and produced an extensive range of his furniture.
“I consider steel a material with the same artistic merit as wood and leather.”
Poul Kjaerholm
Product Literature
The PK20 base is shaped and cut from chromium plated spring steel and finished in either a matt or a polished satin finish. Individual strips of top grain Italian leather are sewn together and latched at the back to create this iconic look. The cushion is sewn to a leather strap that has leeway to move the cushion up or down a bit. Our reproduction of the PK20 Easy chair stays true to the original specifications.
Product Materials

Upholstery: Top grain Italian leather 

Pillow Padding: Polyurethane foam 

Frame: Chromed spring steel 

Product Dimensions

Height94cm 

Width68cm 

Depth78cm 

Seat height: 35cm

Carrying weight: 120kg

 

Care Instructions

Leather:  Occasionally remove dust from the leather with a damp, lint-free cloth. Small soiled spots can be gently removed with a  colourless  eraser. Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off with a little water. Once a year, the leather should be treated with a special leather care product, but never with any type of strong cleansing agent. Only use quality leather products which do not leave residue. Oily build-up on the leather makes it susceptible to bacteria, which can destroy the leather. Clean the stitching with a soft-bristle brush. 

Make sure that your leather furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle. In addition, we recommend that leather surfaces are not permanently exposed to intense sunlight, because direct sunlight over an extended time period can diminish the quality of the leather.  

Leather can be treated occasionally with conditioners to keep it in its original state. Liquid spills should be blotted up immediately, not wiped. For daily cleaning, dust leather with a soft cloth.

Metal: 

Do not use an abrasive material on the metal. Clean the item with a mild detergent and water. Dilute in the mild detergent in water so it is not too harsh on the metal. You can dip a soft-bristled toothbrush in the solution or a non-abrasive pad and use it to scrub off any residue or dirt on the item. Scrub the item with a soft toothbrush or a non-abrasive pad. Dry any residual moisture with a soft, dry cloth. 

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