Kjaerholm Style: PK22 Lounge Chair

Inspired By: Poul Kjaerholm PK22 Lounge Chair

Base Price: $1,340.00
Price as Configured: $1,340.00
  • Smooth Leather Choices:
    L201- Porcelain White L203- Alpine White L211- Beige White L214- Premium Parchment L219- Driftwood Tan L224- Terra Brown L227- Golden Tan L231- Saddle Brown L235- Espresso Brown L237- Navy Blue L238- Nimbus Gray L239- Cloud Gray L419- Camel Tan L431- Tuscany Brown L435- Kona Brown L439- Taupe L443- Scandinavian Black L447- Scandinavian Red
    Distressed Leather Choices:
    L523- Harvest Tan L527- Caramel Tan L531- Saddle Brown L535- Rich Brown L551- Olive Green
Item No.: MC-5905
Key Features:
  • Dimensions (inches): 25w x 26d x 27.5h
  • Premium stainless steel constructions true to the original
  • Brushed-satin stainless steel base
  • Choice of leather colors, including 2mm Thick Leathers
The PK22 Lounge chair was first introduced in 1956 and it brought Kjaerholm into the forefront of furniture design. The chair was an immediate success, both critically, (winning the Grand Prix at the 1957 Xi Triennale di Milano) and commercially (sales were strong enough to provide funds for subsequent designs.) The chair also largely contributed to Kjaerholm winning the Lunning Prise, Scandinavian"s most prestigious award for design and applied art in 1958. The PK22 lounge chair consists of a spring steel structure with one pair of legs, one pair of crossbars and one pair of side frames. Using brushed-satin, 304 stainless steel, the frames are joined with machine screws and covered with either 2mm thick leather or woven rattan cane. The design is timeless, however, and a cane version of this chair is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Rohssko Museum in Gothenborg, Sweden.

Our version of this chair is authentic in all respects, from the dimensions, to the use of stainless steel snaps for securing the leather, to precision of the fasteners. We offer our chair in three 2.0mm thick leather colors (black, brown and white), not cane though. The PK22 is a delight to sit in, albeit it is a low seating height.

Dimensions (inches):
Overall: 25w x 26d x 27.5h
Seat Interior: 23w x 16.5d
Seat Height: 13h
Weight: 22lbs

Modern Classics Furniture offers two levels of premium Top-Grain Italian Leathers for this product (Smooth and Distressed). These leathers feature:
  • Top-grain Italian leather from Grade A hides
  • Semi aniline-dyed (standard) and 100% aniline-dyed (premium)
  • Made at Italian tanneries and sent to our factory
  • Have a UV and Moisture Guard built into the non-toxic vegetable dyes
  • Are not split hides or bonded leather
We are happy to mail you a physical piece of leather so you can hold it in your hands.

Our Smooth Premium leathers are top-grain, aniline-dyed, have a soft feel to them and most of the hides natural grain patterns are retained. Our Distressed Leathers (denoted with the prefix L5) are also top-grain, aniline-dyed but have a distressed look to them. L5 leathers will show rubbings and have a more waxy feel. All our 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.

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Smooth Leathers (Premium -Top Grain)

Distressed Leathers (Premium - Top Grain)

Date: 11/26/2023 9:14:40 PM