Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed

Inspired by Poul Kjaerholm PK80 Daybed

Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed
Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed
Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed
Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed
Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed
Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed
Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed
Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed
Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed
Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed
Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed
Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed
Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed
Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed
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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 Leather L103- Polar White Leather L107- Cream White Leather L113- Parchment Leather L115- Cafe au Lait Leather L123- Autumn Tan Leather L131- Cocoa Brown Leather L135- Java Brown Leather L139- Charcoal Gray Leather L143- Black Leather (Standard) L147- Red Leather (Standard) L323- Fall Tan Leather
    Premium Leather Choices:
    L201- Porcelain White Leather L211- Beige White Leather L213- Buff Tan Leather L219- Driftwood Tan Leather L227- Golden Tan Leather L228- Honey Tan Leather L235- Espresso Brown Leather L237- Navy Blue Leather L238- Fog Gray Leather L239- Cloud Gray Leather L244- Black Leather (Premium) L247- Red Leather (Premium)
    Scandinavian Leather Choices:
    L419- Camel Tan Leather L431- Tuscany Brown Leather L435- Kona Brown Leather L439- Taupe Gray Leather L443- Black Leather (Grade 3) L447- Red  Leather (Grade 3) L527- Caramel Tan Distressed Leather L531- Saddle Brown Distressed Leather L535- Rich Brown  Distressed Leather L551- Olive Green Distressed Leather
Brushed or Polished Steel Choice:
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 reproduction of the 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

  • Brushed-satin stainless steel frame
  • Choice of brushed-satin or polished stainless steel base
  • High Resilient Multi-Density Foam filled cushion
  • Choice of Scandinavian Leather Colors
Overall: 74.5w x 32d x 13h
Interior: 74.5w x 32d
Seat Height: 13h
Weight: 139lbs

Requirements for Your Own Material:
      Leather: 90 sq ft

Modern Classics Furniture offers three levels of Leather: Standard, Premium Leather and Scandinavian Leather. Each of the these groupings feature:

  • Top-grain leather from Grade A hides
  • Semi aniline-dyed (standard) and 100% aniline-dyed (premium)
  • Made in Italy and imported to our factory
  • No split hides or bonded leather

Below are the swatches of the leather colors we offer for all furniture which offer leather. Our standard leathers (denoted with the prefixes L1 and L3) are top-grain, semi-aniline-dyed, corrected with a slight embossing. Our Premium and Scandinavian Leathers (denoted with the prefix L2 and L4) are top-grain, 100% aniline-dyed and have a soft feel to them and much of the hides natural grain patterns are retained. We do not use split hides leather. Leather thickness is generally 1.0 - 1.2 mm depending on application of seating component for stretching and tailoring the upholstery design and condition. Both the Standard and Premium Leathers are considered equally durable and are ideal for home or commercial use.

We are happy to mail you a physical piece of leather so you can hold it in your hands. Click on any of these swatches to see an enlarged view.

Some colors are available for immediate shipment. To order one of these products, you will need to click the link to go to that product's order page.
Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed - Black Leather - Brushed Stainless

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Date: 4/13/2018 9:54:28 AM