Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed

Inspired By: Poul Kjaerholm PK80 Daybed

Base Price: $2,630.00
Price as Configured: $2,630.00
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  • Premium Leather Choices:
    L201- Porcelain White L203- Alpine White L213- Buff Tan L215- Sandstone L219- Driftwood Tan L224- Terra Brown L227- Golden Tan L229- Taupe L231- Saddle Brown L235- Espresso Brown L237- Navy Blue L239- Cloud Gray L244- Premium Black L247- Premium Red
    Distressed Leather Choices:
    L523- Harvest Tan L527- Caramel Tan L531- Clay Brown L535- Rich Brown L551- Olive Green
     
Item No.: MC-5924

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Key Features:
  • Dimensions (inches): 74.5w x 32d x 15.75h
  • Hardwood seat frame with solid construction
  • High Resilient Multi-Density Foam
  • Brushed-satin stainless steel base
  • Choice of leather colors
The PK80 Daybed was designed by Kjaerholm in 1957 and is widely considered as one of his most sophisticated works of this period. It's striking proportions, the elegance of its materials and construction, and the beauty of the large welted leather mattress all come together to produce an iconic work and one of Kjaerholm's finest creations. Drawing its inspiration from the Barcelona Couch designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1930, Kjaerholm radically simplified the design to barest of essence: first eliminating the bolster pillow, and then treating each piece of material as an independent object. The frame's steel legs are separate from the horizontal beams that cantilever to support the plywood sheet beneath the foam mattress. On the mattress, the pattern of the welting divides the mattress into a rectangular grid. Kjaerholm even adjusted the distance between the welts in the center panels to ensure a consistent appearance.

Our PK80 matches the dimensions of the original design and incorporates virtually all of the construction techniques employed by Kjaerholm when designing this work. Using brushed-satin stainless for the legs and support, a thin sheet of MDF plywood painted black and sealed with a lacquer finish, using rubber O-rings to connect the plywood sheet to the leg frame, and also Velcro to keep the mattress in place (an improvement obviously not available to Kjaerholm).This iconic piece worthy of museums is certainly one that would look fantastic in today's modern setting.

Please note, for greater seat comfort, we are now making our version of the PK80 with a taller seat height than the official version.

Dimensions (inches):
Overall: 74.5w x 32d x 15.75h
Seat Interior: 74.5w x 32d
Seat Height: 15.75h
Weight: 139lbs

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)

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Date: 7/18/2024 10:47:49 PM