The PK25™ was designed by Poul Kjærholm in 1951, for his final graduation project at the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen. The PK25, also
known as the “Element” chair, is a fine example of the young Kjærholm’s
eagerness to work with common, industrial materials. Kjærholm was determined to reduce the chair to a single piece of each material, resulting in
the overarching hallmark of the chair: The continuous and rather complex
steel frame that is bent in a single piece without joints and connections.
Poul Kjærholm 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. Kjærholm
was first 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 Kjærholm Collection”, developed from
1951 to 1967, designs, which are logical to the minute detail with an
aura of exclusivity.
Poul Kjærholm, 1952.
Standard goods have warranty for five years against manufacturing defects
(i.e. materials and design). The warranty does not cover leather and other
fabrics ordered as customers own or special material as well as products
manufactured according to customer specifications. Normal wear and tear
and damage of covers are not covered by the warranty. The warranty for
wicker and lamps is 2 years.
Lounge chair designed by Poul Kjærholm, manufactured by Fritz Hansen.
The frame for PK25™ is made from a single piece of matt chromed spring
steel. A long length of flag halyard wound around the seat and back of the
curved steel frame forms in simplicity the chair.
The flag halyard is made ​​from line with a nylon core. It is available in the
coulours black and natural.
All measurements are for guidance only.
Total height: 75 cm
Seat height: 40 cm
Width: 69 cm
Depth: 73 cm
Frame: 12 x 75 mm and 12 x 20 mm
The chair can be completely disassembled into parts to be recycled
or incinerated.
extended limited WARRANTY
Fritz Hansen offers an extended limited warranty if you register your PK25™
chair online at
Registration with the product ID number must be made within three (3)
months from the date of purchase, otherwise the extended limited warranty
will not apply.
Years of warranty: 20 years.
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