By Poul Kjaerholm
Manufactured: Pre 1982
These PK22 chairs were acquired from a private dwelling on Sydney's northern beaches and were traded in for a new leather Fritz Hansen Swan chair.
Craftspeople remove the worn and torn leather covers of the existing chairs and then separate the frame into it's individual components. The base components are stripped and then polished back to their original condition before a new and genuine Fritz Hansen leather cover is applied.
Poul Kjærholm 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 Kjærholm was employed at Fritz Hansen for about a year, where he designed a number of noteworthy chair prototypes. In 1955 Poul Kjærholm initiated his collaboration with manufacturer Ejvind Kold Christensen, which lasted until Poul Kjærholm's death in 1980. In 1982, Fritz Hansen took over the production and sales of "The Kjærholm Collection", developed from 1951 to 1967, designs, which are logical to the minute detail with an aura of exclusivity.