Danish architect Poul Kjærholm is one of the most innovative furniture designers of the 20th century. Stepping aside from the traditional use of wood, he explored other materials to create original pieces with a new modern aesthetic. For the PK22 lounge chairs, he worked with leather to create a comfortable seat with a subtle and elegant shape.
The structure originates from Kjærholm’s graduation project at the School of applied Arts in Copenhagen. PK22 was an immediate success and, in 1957, won the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale, the world’s premier design fair, catapulting Kjærholm’s career to an international level.
Michael Sheridan, The furniture of Poul Kjærholm: catalogue raisonné,Gregory R. Miller & Co, New York, 2008