The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm: Catalogue Raisonne

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Gregory R Miller & Co, 2007 - Design - 223 pages
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The Furniture of Poul Kjaerholm: Catalogue Raisonne is the comprehensive and definitive reference work on one of the most important and profound designers of the twentieth century. Poul Kjaerholm (Denmark, 1929-80) was a furniture architect whose unique aesthetic language combined industrial materials and techniques with a craftsman's approach to details and materials. The catalogue has been authored by the American architect Michael Sheridan, an internationally recognized expert on Scandinavian architecture and design and the world's foremost authority on Kjaerholm.
This volume includes 70 entries that document, analyze and describe all of Kjaerholm's realized designs. The entries include furniture dimensions and information about materials, as well as a wealth of drawings and vintage photographs. The book features the renowned Modernist photographer Keld Helmer-Petersen's iconic photographs of Kjaerholm's work. Helmer-Petersen was Kjaerholm's creative partner for three decades and documented his furniture and exhibitions over this period. Sheridan's biographical essay traces and discusses the development of Kjaerholm's formal vision over the course of his career. Supplementary information includes a timeline of production dates, manufacturer information, notes on materials and maintenance and production stamps.
The book was compiled with the assistance of the Kjaerholm family and includes a foreword by Hanne Kjaerholm. It was designed by Takaaki Matsumoto, one of the most respected designers of art books in the world. Printed entirely in black-and-white duotone, the many archival photographs in the book are reproduced in the finest quality. Destined to become a model for the field of design, The Furniture of Poul Kjaerholm is an instant classic and an essential reference for readers interested in furniture, interior design and the history of Modern architecture and design.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Hanne Kjaerholm
1944
Life and Work by Michael Sheridan 17 Methodology
1949
Element Chair PK
1953
SelfAssembled Furniture
1954
Steel Tube Chairs
1956
Flitsbuestol Bowstring Chair
1956
Armchair
1956
Steel Table
1956
Display Fixtures for the Danish Section XII Triennale di Milano
PK91 128 PK54 130 PK54A 132 Ashtray for Fredericia Town Hall
PK 12
PK 20
PK 62 63 63A 64
Furnishings for the Council Chamber Kalundborg Town Hall
PK 27
PK66 162 PK50A 164 Furnishings for Restaurant Den Sorte Ravn

Laminated Wood Table
1956
Lounge Chair PK
1957
Upholstered Aluminum Chair
1961
Molded Aluminum Chair
1963
Cantilevered Lounge Chair
1967
Table and Benches
1969
Display Table for Tutein Koch
1953
Beton Elementer Concrete Elements
1954
Dining Chair
1955
Display Table for Experiment and Documentation
1954
Furniture for Staines Linoleum Stand
1954
Academy Desk
Academy Cabinet
PK 1 2 3
PK 37 39 41 42 43 44 45 47 49
PK21 22
PK 101
PK 26
Display Fixtures for the Danish Association of Arts and Crafts 94 Fillifut
PK 51 53 55 57 59
PK 11
PK80 108 PK71 110 PK31 114 PK33 118 PK 9
PK 13
PK56 172 PK322
Louisiana Bench
Horser0d Armchair 184 Horser0d Dining Chair 186 Horser0d Dining Table
Furnishings for Skovshoved Hotel
Furnishings for Lund and Lommer
Furnishings for Restaurant Amagertorv
Furnishings for Restaurant Kanalen 198 Dining Table
PK 8
PK65 204 Ostre Gasvaerks Chair 206 PK 15
PK 40
Exhibition System
Wood Table
E Kold Christensen Production
Production Stamps
E Kold Christensen Catalogues
Notes on Materials
Maintenance Instructions
Chronology
Exhibitions 223 Museum Collections 223 Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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