Designed by Poul Kjaerholm, 1955
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son
Poul Kjaerholm mastered the art of working with both steel and wood - an achievement evident in his 1955 table series for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. The designs, which have a clean, light expression, helped establish the talented furniture designer, who went on to become a pioneer of Danish design. The two tables now form a natural addition to Carl Hansen & Son's collection.
This ability is very evident in the unique furniture series Poul Kjaerholm developed in 1955 for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. The Academy needed a number of tables for lecturers and students, and Kjaerholm, who had recently joined the academic staff, designed a Professor Desk made of Oregon pine with a black-lacquered steel frame and a Student Desk made of black-stained oak with a gray-lacquered steel frame. It was through this process that Kjaerholm perfected the synthesis between craftsmanship and industrial design, drawing on his experience in both cabinetmaking and furniture design to develop his highly recognizable signature style.
Both tables are available with Oregon pine or oak veneer tabletops, with an oiled, lacquered or black-painted surface, and a black- or gray-lacquered steel frame. The optional drawer is available in oiled, lacquered or black-painted oak. Table top is reversible without the drawer module.
Specifications: 55.7" W | 33.5" D | 28.3" H