Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed

Inspired By: Poul Kjaerholm PK80 Daybed

Item No.: MC-5904
Base Price: $2,500.00
Price as Configured: $2,500.00

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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- Porclain White L211- Beige White L213- Buff Tan L219- Driftwood Tan L227- Golden Tan L228- Honey Tan L235- Espresso Brown L237- Navy Blue L238- Fog Gray L239- Cloud Gray L244- Premium Black L247- Premium Red L323- Fall Tan L419- Camel Tan L431- Tuscany Brown L439- Taupe Grey L443- Premium Black L447- Premium Red L527- Caramel Tan L531- Saddle Brown L535- Rich Brown L551- Olive Green
     
Brushed or Polished Steel:
The PK80 Daybed was designed by Kjaerholm in 1957 and is widely considered as one of his most sophisticated works of this period. Its 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).

Offered in over 15 colors of leather, this iconic piece worthy of museums is certainly one that would look fantastic in today's modern setting

Features:
  • Hardwood seat frame with solid construction
  • High Resilient Multi-Density Foam
  • Choice of brushed-satin or polished stainless steel base
  • Choice of Leather Colors
Dimensions:
Overall: 74.5w x 32d x 13h
Seat Interior: 74.5w x 32d
Seat Height: 13h
Weight: 139lbs
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Date: 6/15/2018 12:42:44 AM