The PK22 Easy Chair was originally designed between 1955-56 by Danish designer Poul Kjaeholm. The simplistic stainless steel and leather combination won design awards immediately after its introduction. The low, angled seat and lack of hard frame edges made the PK22 Easy Chair especially comfortable. A logical addition to the discerning modernist collection, the PK22 occupies a permanent space in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Material & Feature:
- Frame structure: highly polished #304 grade tubular stainless steel frame with brushed finish; silver welded joints
- Premium Top Grain / Aniline, cowhide leather upholstery (C.O.M available)
- Seat cushion: low profile high density foam
- All materials are fire-retardant & non-toxic (Baby friendly)
- Width: 25" x Depth: 25" x Height: 27.5"
- Seat Height: 13"
* All measurements are approximations.
Poul Kjaerholm (1929-1980) was a trained carpenter and continued his studies at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts. He had a particular interest in different construction materials; especially steel which he considered a natural material with the same artistic fineness as other natural materials. Poul Kjaerholm was employed at Fritz Hansen for about a year, where he designed a number of noteworthy chair prototypes. In 1955 Poul Kjaerholm initiated his collaboration with manufacturer Ejvind Kold Christensen, which lasted until Poul Kjaerholm's death in 1980. In 1982, Fritz Hansen took over the production and sales of "The Kjaerholm Collection", developed from 1951 to 1967, designs, which are logical to the minute detail with an aura of exclusivity. In 2007 Fritz Hansen added two new pieces to the Kjaerholm Collection. Pieces that were never in production before, the PK8 side chair and PK58 dining table.