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
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Item No.: MC-5904
Base Price: $2,700.00
Price as Configured: $2,700.00

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  • Grade 1 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
    Grade 2 Leather Choices:
    L211- Beige White L227- Golden Tan L228- Honey Tan L235- Espresso Brown L238- Nimbus Gray L244- Premium Black L247- Premium Red L313- Buff Tan L419- Camel Tan L431- Tuscany Brown L439- Taupe Grey L443- Scandinavian Black L447- Scandinavian Red
    Grade 3 Leather Choices:
    L219- Driftwood Tan L301- Porcelain White L337- Navy Blue L527- Caramel Tan L531- Saddle Brown L535- Rich Brown L551- Olive Green
Brushed or Polished Steel:
Product Category: Daybeds
Designer: Poul Kjaerholm
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
Overall: 74.5w x 32d x 13h
Seat Interior: 74.5w x 32d
Seat Height: 13h
Weight: 139lbs

Requirements for Your Own Material:
Leather: 90 sq ft
Fabric: 7 yds

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 this link to request a sample.

Click on any of these swatches to see an enlarged view.

Presented below are the similar products that are in stock in Bellingham and ready to ship.
Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed - Black Leather - Brushed Stainless

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Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed - Rich Brown Leather - Brushed Stainless

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Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed - Saddle Brown Leather - Brushed Stainless

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Kjaerholm Style: PK80 Daybed - Cafe au Lait Leather - Brushed Stainless

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Owner, Curt Roth, picks up the phone when you call. At a certain point we were concerned here in Pittsburgh about the schedule for producing and delivering the two Kjaerholm lounges I ordered, but they showed up on time thanks to his personal and direct action. Not only was the price of his replica ten percent of the cost of the original, the quality was better than expected, and my expectations are pretty high!

E. FisherFebruary, 2015

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Date: 4/12/2019 7:10:36 PM