PK 70 coffee table by Poul Kjærholm in beautiful mahogany. Signed with branded manufacturer’s mark to underside: [PP Möbler made in Denmark]. literature: The Furniture of Poul Kjaerholm: Catalogue Raisonné, Sheridan, ppg. 163-166.
Poul Kjærholm was a Danish designer. Born in Østervrå, Denmark, Kjærholm began his career as a cabinetmaker’s apprentice with Gronbech in 1948, attending the Danish School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen in 1952. In 1953, he married Hanne Kjærholm who became a successful architect. While working as a designer, he also became an educator continuing studies with Prof. Erik Herløw and Prof. Palle Suenson. From the mid-1950s he worked for his friend Ejvind Kold Christiansen, for whom he produced an extensive range of his furniture. His distinctive style is evident as early as 1952 in his PKO minimalist plywood series. The PK61 coffee table of ’55 is a playfully irrational supporting frame visible through the glass top. In 1958 he attracted international acclaim for his contributions to the ‘Formes Scandinaves’ exhibition in Paris and the award of the legendary ‘Lunning Award’, the same year for his PK22 chair. In both 1957 and 1960 he won the Grand Prize at the Milan Triennale.