The Professor Desk has a light, simple design which matches both modern and classic settings, and clearly demonstrates the exquisite interplay between materials which is typical of Poul Kjærholm's designs.
In his Professor Desk, Kjærholm elegantly combined a lacquered steel frame with a veneered wood table top, thereby refining some of the design elements which would later characterise his furniture.
- Table top of solid wood
- Lacquered steel frame
- Width: 186.5 cm / 73.4 inch
- Depth: 85 cm / 33.5 inch
- Height: 72 cm / 28.3 inch
Optional Drawer Module
- 40 x 8.9 x 85 cm / 15.7 x 3.5 x 33.5 inch
- Table top is reversible without the drawer module.
Passionate craftsmanship means many things to different people. To Carl Hansen it means everything. It has been so ever since 1908 when Carl Hansen founded his company on a strong belief: outstanding craftsmanship and rational serial production could go hand-in-hand to provide customers with high-quality furniture at a reasonable price. Today they continue to build on this simple but strong idea, combining traditional woodworking techniques with the latest technology to produce furniture of lasting value.
Carl Hansen & Son PK52 Professor Desk Designed by:
- Poul Kjaerholm , 1955
Denmark, 1929 - 1980
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.