PK20™ is a laidback and elegant lounge chair. PK20 is built upon a flexible matt chromed spring steel frame. The original idea for the chair was to use the excess leather strips from the production of other leather furniture to optimize production.
But the idea was rejected because the leather strips were too different, and currently is only the finest leather strips used. The PK20 version with a low back is part of the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Through his important work as an architect and teacher, Poul Kjærholm is regarded a central figure in international furniture design. Kjærholm combined his modern form language with an uncompromising approach to materials and quality, strongly rooted in the Danish tradition of craftsmanship. At the same time, he was deeply inspired by the German Bauhaus School and the Dutch De Stijl movement, represented by painter Piet Mondrian, among others. Designers Gerrit Rietveld, Mies van der Rohe and Charles Eames also greatly influenced Kjærholm's work.