Pair of PK 91 Folding Stools by Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen
Made by E. Kold Christiansen.
Matte, chrome-plated steel, canvas seats.
H 16 in. x W 23 in. x D 17.75 in.
Designed in 1961, Kjærholm took inspiration for his folding stool from a multitude of sources but it’s lines mimic those of Klint’s Propeller Stool, which used wood carved into the shape of an airplane propeller and rather than duplicate the wood aesthetic, Kjærholm used flat strips of steel to mimic a similar form.
This pair of stools were purchased from the estate of June Druiett Blum. Mrs. Blum was curator of the Contemporary Art Program (1971–75) at the Suffolk Museum (now the Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages). She studied at Brooklyn College, Pratt Graphic Art Center, Art Students League of New York, Craft Students League, and The New School for Social Research. At the Brooklyn Museum Art School, she studied with Reuben Tam, Tom Doyle, and Reuben Kadish, among others. Her first solo exhibition was at the Hicks Street Gallery, Brooklyn, in 1965.
Attributions In Literature:
Noritsugu Oda, Danish Chairs, Japan, 1996, p. 184-5, illustrated. Christoffer Harlang, Keld Helmer-Petersen, and Krestine Kjærholm, eds,
Poul Kjærholm, Vojens, 1999, pp. 25, 106-107, and 178, illustrated.
Michael Sheridan, catalogue of the exhibition,
Poul Kjærholm - Møbelarkitekt,
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, June 23-September 24, 2006, pp. 138,165-66, 186, 189, 191, 194, 211 illustrated.
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