Designed by Poul Kjærholm, 1957
In an ongoing attempt to unite the sublime with the absolutely necessary, Poul Kjærholm designed the PK80™ daybed.
Designed by Poul Kjærholm
Poul Kjærholm designed the PK80™ daybed as part of his ongoing effort to unite the sublime with the absolutely necessary. The result is one of Kjærholm’s most sophisticated, strikingly beautiful, and iconic designs. The daybed is a clear illustration of Poul Kjærholm’s method of refining historical models by distilling them down to their essence while demonstrating his superior ability to balance construction and choice of materials. The inspiration for the daybed came from Bauhaus furniture, which in turn was inspired by ancient Roman couches. The PK80 is upholstered in leather or Natural canvas and supported by a satin-brushed stainless steel frame. In 2004, the New York Museum of Modern Art’s purchase of the PK80 for its galleries recognised the daybed’s natural place in furniture design history