The PK31™ chair and sofa series is a prime example of Kjærholm’s ability to create furniture that can be tailored to a room and still keep the identity of the single piece of furniture.
The PK31 is, in other words, also a selfcontained freestanding object and a realization of Kjærholm’s quest to find an ideal form. This is confirmed by the chair, which defines a cube of 76 cm on a side, with the seat height at the midpoint. The PK31 series combines elegant luxury with comfort.
Poul Kjærholm was a trained carpenter and continued his studies at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts. He had a particular interest in different construction materials; especially steel which he considered a natural material with the same artistic fineness as other natural materials. Poul Kjærholm was employed at Fritz Hansen for about a year, where he designed a number of noteworthy chair prototypes. In 1955 Poul Kjærholm initiated his collaboration with manufacturer Ejvind Kold Christensen, which lasted until Poul Kjærholm'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. In 2007 Fritz Hansen added two new pieces to the Kjærholm Collection. Pieces that were never in production before, the PK8™ side chair and PK58™ dining table.