Poul Kjaeholm's chic PK9 chair rests on a barely there tripod of brushed stainless steel, a favourite material of the designer, who championed its use as a 'noble' material. Delicate in appearance, the 1961 chair warrants all comparisons with a tulip, and explains why the chair is sometimes also referred to as the Tulip Chair. Despite its delicate appearence, the chair has a sturdy and reliable frame. It is available in aniline leather or a cashmere/wool blend, this elegant designer chair works well in the dining room, meeting room or as a feature chair in the bedroom.
The PK9 was designed in 1961 following Kjærholm’s quest for the perfect shaped-chair. The chair's shape comes from his wife, who during the design process, had to sit in clay to get the mould just right.
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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