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Biography

POUL KJ∆RHOLM
(1929–1980)

(1929-1980)

Already at when finishing his education at Kunsthåndværkerskolen, Poul Kjærholm made a name for himself as one of Denmarks most renowned designers with his PK 25. This was due to a highly refined sense of shaping and probably also because his furniture was so distinctly different from Juhl and Wegner's in both choice of material and design. Kjærholm preferred leather and steel, even if he did occansionally work with wood.

Kjærholm emerges as the only Danish heir to functionalism, and he is probably the furniture designer in Denmark who most uncompromisingly sought to simplify and scrape off anything unnecessary. And that is probably why his furniture are more popular today than ever before.

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