Kjaerholm Style: PK20 Lounger

Inspired By: Poul Kjaerholm PK20 Lounger

Kjaerholm Style: PK20 Lounger
Kjaerholm Style: PK20 Lounger
Kjaerholm Style: PK20 Lounger
Kjaerholm Style: PK20 Lounger
Kjaerholm Style: PK20 Lounger
Kjaerholm Style: PK20 Lounger
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Item No.: MC-5908
Base Price: $2,340.00
Price as Configured: $2,340.00

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  • Standard Leather Choices:
    L101- Arctic White L103- Polar White L113- Parchment L115- Café Au Lait L123- Autumn Tan L131- Cocoa Brown L135- Java Brown L139- Charcoal Gray L143- Standard Black L147- Standard Red
    Premium Leather Choices:
    L201- Porcelain White L211- Beige White L213- Buff Tan L219- Driftwood Tan L227- Golden Tan L228- Honey Tan L235- Espresso Brown L237- Navy Blue L238- Nimbus Gray L244- Premium Black L247- Premium Red
In the late 1960's, Kjaerholm created his first cantilevered lounge chair. While this style of chair was actually invented in the 1920s by Marcel Breuer using steel tubes and was further refined by Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich in their BRNO chair, Kjaerholm was determined to surpass those standards. For the PK20 seat and back, Kjaerholm used a pair of steel side frames and fitted leather slipcover to provide a suspended seating surface. The base of the PK20 is a welded spring steel structure that combines a pair of cantilevered legs with a steel crossbar that supports the side frames and joins the legs. Where the crossbar meets each leg, the ends are curved up and attach to the side frames. This curve is meant to replicate the shape of the cantilevered legs. The crossbar is also curved to slay the side frames and cause them to pitch to either side of the chair. Kjaerholm's goal was to create a state of equilibrium in which the tension of the side frames was countered by compression of the leather seat covering. The leather slipcover is composed of multiple leather strips sewn into tubes, overlapped and sewn together to give the seat cover a ribbed look. The sewing of the leather strips into a tube, produces a ribbed diaphragm of enormous strength. The force of the splayed side frames keth the leather under continuous tension that was greather that the pressure exerted by the the sitter's weight.

Our Kjaerholm PK20 Cantilevered Lounge Chair is accurate to the original design. In our version, we use brushed-satin stainless steel for all the chair frame base and sides. Leather is sewn into tubes and stretched over the frame. We also include a bolster pillow that attaches with a leather belt and buckle. This chair is very comfortable, with the suspension coming from both the leather and the spring in the steel.Features:
  • Premium stainless steel constructions true to the original
  • Padded upholstered seat
  • Choice of Scandinavian Leather Colors
Overall: 26.5w x 33d x 36h
Seat Interior: 24w x 18d
Seat Height: 16.5h
Weight: 36lbs

Leather Choices

Modern Classics Furniture offers the following Top-Grain Italian Leathers for this item. Features include:

  • Top-grain leather from Grade A hides
  • Smooth or Textured, depending on the color
  • Vegetable Drum Dyed with Moisture and UV protection built into the dye
  • Made in Italy and imported to our factory

Below are the color swatches of the leather colors we offer, along with price level, Level 1 being the lowest cost and Level 4 being the highest cost. Click on any of these swatches images to see an enlarged view. All these leathers are considered equally durable and are ideal for home or commercial use. To read more about leather, read our A Guide to Understanding Upholstery Leather: A Primer.We are happy to mail you a physical piece of leather so you can hold it in your hands.

Date: 1/2/2020 11:27:18 PM