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A Poul Kjaerholm PK22 Lounge chair in polished, brushed steel and cream leather for Fritz Hansen. There are two virtually identical chairs available. The price shown is per chair.


PLEASE NOTE - this item has now been sold. If you're looking for something similar please get in touch and we'll do our best to help.


Originally designed in 1956 the PK22 stands out as one of Kjaerholm’s most lauded and recognised designs. Inspired by the both the ancient ‘Klismos’ Greek chair design and Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, it features legs that are angled in opposite directions to provide a strong but light frame. The frame is constructed from bent steel bar and has a simple elegance that originates from his graduation project, the ‘Element’ Chair. This chair, also known as the PK25, had a frame made from a single piece of steel and this was adapted in the PK22 to be formed from additional parts to lower production costs.


The new PK22 was an immediate commercial success and critical acclaim followed when in 1957 the design was awarded the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale, the world's premier design fair. The prize immediately elevated Kjaerholm’s status and career and he went on to produce many notable designs with his close friend and manufacturing partner Ejvind Kold Christensen. These designs, collectively known as ‘The Kjærholm Collection’, represented designs developed by  Kjaerholm from 1951 to 1967 and from 1982, two years after his death, they were licensed to Fritz Hansen where the PK22 is still produced to this day.


This particular example was probably produced in the 1990s and benefit from the Fritz Hansen stamp and label as shown. It is in very good original condition. The frame and leather only shows signs of minimal use with a few small marks here and there and some slight stretching of the leather in the seat as one would expect – there are no holes, tears or major marks. All of this is shown on the accompanying photographs.


This chair can be purchased individually via this listing here – however, there are two chairs available (as shown in the last few photographs) and they are a matched pair being virtually identical in condition and colour. On this basis they can be purchased as a discounted pair via another one of my listings on this site HERE.   


To view a video of this pair of chairs on YouTube please click HERE



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Poul Kjaerholm PK22 Lounge chair in cream leather for Fritz Hansen

  • Video
    To view a video of this pair of chairs on YouTube please click HERE


    Leather and Steel

    Mid Century Modern, 20th Century Design


    Era or date of production


    H71 x W63 X D63cm
    Seat height: Mid height 35cm: however the seat slopes by 10cm from 38cm at the front to 28cm at the rear.
    Seat depth: 42cm


    Number of pieces included in price

    Very good original vintage/used condition with signs of wear and patina commensurate with age.


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