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PK80

Fritz Hansen PK80 Couch

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fritz hansen
Starting at: $15444.00 CAD
$15,444.00 CAD

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In an ongoing attempt to unite the sublime with the absolutely necessary, Poul Kjærholm designed the PK80™ daybed. The result is one of Kjærholm’s most sophisticated and iconic designs with a striking beauty. The daybed is a clear illustration of Poul Kjærholm’s MORE INFO

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DesignerSørensen Leather

CLASSIC was specially developed for the famous furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen. In fact, it’s Fritz Hansen’s leather of choice – exclusively from Sørensen Leather – for an array of iconic designer furniture that you see in museums, galleries and private residences around the globe.

One of CLASSIC’s many advantages is that it exudes richness and luxury. CLASSIC has a more uniform surface, due to the fact that the leather is slightly buffed and printed. Many designers and architects prefer a surface that has this kind of beauty with continuity they can count on.

A bit thicker and more robust than other leathers, CLASSIC is designed for endurance. It has an uncanny knack for hardly showing signs of aging, which explains why people who design classics – design with our CLASSIC leather.

DesignerSørensen Leather

The ultimate in exclusivity, ELEGANCE is the kind of leather that makes a room come alive. And that makes you feel drawn to come over and touch it. You can feel the richness. The smoothness. Firm yet flexible with visible, natural marking, ELEGANCE is, without a doubt, a luxurious leather with substance – and soul.

DesignerSørensen Leather

Optical White is a durable and user-friendly type of leather. The leather is pigmented and has a slight grain, which means that the natural structure is visible. This leather has also been treated with a light surface finish, making it very user-friendly. However, the optical white colour makes the leather susceptible to stains.

DesignerSørensen Leather

Part of the sheer beauty of RUSTIC is its absolute simplicity. And authenticity. The brown shade is the classic colour you would associate with leather that has a beautiful patina. In fact, it resembles the patina that would normally appear with the passage of time. Meaning, it looks as if it has already lived a good life.

RUSTIC has the advantage of changing colour depending on the exposure to light, the environmental conditions and how you use it. The result is a very authentic, earthy feel with a distinct character, reflected in the patina that appears, rendering the leather a bit lighter over time.

DesignerSørensen Leather

The tactile feeling of SENSE is nothing less than sublime. It’s supremely soft, sensual and the epitome of luxury. Run your fingers along the surface and you can feel the subtle, natural texture that’s unique to each piece. Press into it and SENSE instantly surrenders to your touch.

It’s no wonder that SENSE is the exclusive choice for an extensive array of iconic designs you see in museums, galleries and collections around the world. Professional crafts people adore SENSE because it’s incredibly easily to design with. The two captivating colours, concrete or chocolate, will bring an understated elegance to any design you have in mind. Adding to the reason why anything you create with SENSE you’ll want to covet forever.

DesignerSørensen Leather

VEGETAL is an extremely high quality, un-dyed vegetable tanned leather we feature in its original colour, which actually becomes another colour. The colour emerges from the tanning agent starting with a very light tone, which then becomes a pale pink, later transforming into a light, nut-brown, with variations from hide to hide. Soft, subtle and susceptible to light, watch the patina that appears over time, as it adds an extra dimension of character to a classic leather that’s truly a beauty. Each hide is unique, bearing the natural, discrete markings of its original owner – the cow itself!

Adding to VEGETAL’s exceptional beauty and purity is the fact that less than 1% of all hides in the world can be used for this type of leather.

DesignerSørensen Leather

White is a soft, fully grain leather type with a strong finish. This means that the leather is very durable and easier to maintain. White is a smooth leather that is soft to touch. The surface of this lighter coloured leather may appear less visible, because of the many pigments often used in the colour process. White is also more susceptible to dirt than other colours.

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In an ongoing attempt to unite the sublime with the absolutely necessary, Poul Kjærholm designed the PK80™ daybed. The result is one of Kjærholm’s most sophisticated and iconic designs with a striking beauty. The daybed is a clear illustration of Poul Kjærholm’s method of refining historical models and distilling them down to the essence and demonstrating his superior ability to balance construction and choice of materials. The inspiration for the daybed came from Bauhaus, which in turn, were inspired by ancient Roman couches. PK80 is upholstered in leather and supported by a satin brushed stainless steel frame. The purchase of the PK80 for the galleries of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in 2004, recognizes the daybed’s natural place in furniture history.

MATERIALS:

  • The frame is made of satin brushed stainless steel

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Height: 30 cm / 11.8 inch
  • Length: 190 cm / 74.8 inch
  • Width: 80 cm / 31.5 inch

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Brand
Fritz Hansen

Fritz Hansen was established in 1872 by the visionary cabinetmaker of the same name. Since then, Fritz Hansen has become a natural part of both Danish and international design history. Today, it is an exclusive and international design brand. The history of Fritz Hansen is characterized by stupendous craftsmanship, unique design and an inherent sense of premium quality. Leading architects and furniture designers from all over the world have regularly contributed to the collection with beautifully shaped and functional furniture that seamlessly meet through the use of innovative techniques and new materials. Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Piet Hein, Vico Magistretti, Burkhard Vogtherr, Piero Lissoni, Kasper Salto and Morten Voss – the stellar string of designers is long and the list of furniture of classic and iconic fame is even longer.

Their design philosophy inspires the creation of new, simple, sculptural and original furniture that is timeless and relevant in time. This furniture is for modern city dwellers and international businesses with a confident taste for elegance and underplayed luxury and the desire to strengthen their identity and image. People who wish to make a statement, which is entirely their own.

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Fritz Hansen PK80 Couch Designed by:
  • Poul Kjaerholm , 1957
Poul Kjaerholm

Poul Kjaerholm

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.

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.

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