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Friday, October 19, 2007

Who Needs Another Three Legged Chair...I Do

Who doesn't love a good three-legged chair design? New from Fritz Hansen this Fall, the PK8. Originally designed by Poul Kjaerholm in 1978, the chair was never originally put into production. However, using plans, sketches, and prototypes, the piece has been posthumously resurrected with the help of Kjaerholm's wife, architect Hanne Kjaerholm. The shell is a dyed ABS material that rests atop an anodized aluminum frame. The piece is available in Black, white, grey and red.

Drawing upon inspirations such as Ray and Charles Eames as well as Gerrit Rietveld, the piece's sculptural shell resembles the iconic PK9. Other pieces in the iconic PK series can be found furnishing the 2004 Museum of Modern Art extension and most recently the National Art Center Tokyo.

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