Poul Kjærholm 1929-1980

Posted by


Poul kjaerholm (1929-1980) was a Danish cabinet maker and designer. 

Kjærholm was a trained carpenter and continued his studies at the Danish School of Fine Arts. He had an interest in different construction materials; especially steel which he considered a natural material with the same artistic finness as other natural materials. Kjaerholm was employed at Fritz Hansen for about a year, where he designed several noteworthy chair prototypes. In 1955 Poul Kjaerholm initiated his collaboration with manufacturer Ejvind Kold Christensen, which lasted until Poul Kjaerholm’s death in 1980. In 1982, Fritz Hansen took over the production and sales of “The Kjærholm Collection”, developed from 1951 to 1967. Designs, which are logical to the minute detail with an aura of exclusivity.