Poul Kjaerholm's PK33 Stool may look like a simple ottoman or footstool, but its minimalist charm and effortless cool have made it a design icon. The STIN.com version is faithful to the original in every way, blending curved polished steel and smooth leather upholstery to gorgeous effect. Its height allows it to be used either has a comfy ottoman or relaxing footstool, meaning it is perfect for almost any room or occasion.
Designed in 1959 as part of Kjaerholm's lifelong obsession with experimenting with shape and material, the PK33 was originally intended to act as a footstool for the PK22 Chair, mirroring the material but contrasting the form. However, as he warmed to the early drawings, he decided to lengthen the sleek steel legs to allow the PK33 to stand as a chair in its own right. It was this adaptability and flare that made Poul Kjaerholm one of the most famous furniture designers of the entire 20th century.
Unlike his Scandinavian contemporaries who worked primarily with wood, Poul Kjærholm’s passion was steel. He liked to combine the cool beauty of the metal with other materials such as wood, leather, cane or marble. “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,” he commented.
"And we should try to keep our designs as simple as possible."
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