Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed

Inspired By: Poul Kjaerholm PK80 Daybed

Base Price: $2,670.00
Price as Configured: $2,670.00
  • Scandinavian Smooth Leather Choices:
    L407- Snowcap White L419- Camel Tan L431- Tuscany Brown L435- Kona Brown L439- Taupe L443- Premium Black L447- Premium Red
    Scandinavian Distressed Leather Choices:
    L527- Caramel Tan L531- Saddle Brown L535- Rich Brown L551- Olive Green
     
Item No.: MC-5904
Key Features:
  • Dimensions: 74.5w x 32d x 13h
  • 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.

Dimensions:
Overall: 74.5w x 32d x 13h
Seat Interior: 74.5w x 32d
Seat Height: 13h
Weight: 139lbs

For the Scandinavian Furniture Collection, Modern Classics Furniture offers additional choices of levels of Leather. Below are the color swatches of the leather colors we offer for our Scandinavian Furniture Collection. Our Scandinavian Leather I (denoted with the prefix L4) are top-grain, aniline-dyed, and are smooth and soft. Our Scandinavian Leather II (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.
Scandinavian Leather I (Top Grain - Smooth)
Date: 7/20/2021 10:21:43 AM