Key facts

Product:
PK8™
Family:
PK8™
Manufacturer:
Fritz Hansen
Designer:
Poul Kjaerholm
Architonic ID:
1059427
Country:
Denmark
Launched:
1978
Groups:
Seating-Chairs
Office chair...-Visitors chairs/Side chairs

Product description

Plastic shell, front upholstered
Total height: 77 cm
Seat height: 44 cm
Width: 59 cm
Depth: 51 cm

Concept

For many years, The PK8™ existed only as a prototype in the home of Hanne Kjærholm, the wife of Poul Kjærholm. The PK8 was put into production in close collaboration with Hanne Kjærholm and introduced to the public in connection with the 2007 exhibition about Poul Kjærholm, “The furniture architect”, at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, north of Copenhagen.

The special form of the chair, with its composition of sinuous curves resembles Kjærholm’s cantilevered chair from 1953, but the three legs, which shape compliments the seating element, give the chair an outstanding expression of its own. The chair is well suited as a dining chair together with the PK58 table. The chair has an anodised satin-brushed aluminium base, combined with a PC/ABS plastic shell in four different colour combinations, white, red, black and grey.

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