With Denmark earning it’s reputatuon as the forefront pioneers of design working with timbers such as teak, brazilain rosewood and oak, Poul Kjaerholm stepped outside the norms of by introduced other elements. This became evdient with his PK22 chair which was designed in metal and flag halyard. The PK22 chair received widespread international acclaim drawing attention to Its minimalist steel structure combined with a thin wicker seat. The wicker seat added a detail of warmth to the design, keeping it within the tradition of the organic shapes that Danish Designers were becoming renowneed for.
Due to the precise manufacturing required in Kjaerholm’s work, the cost of his furniture has always been high and soight after. His designs earnt him international acclaim and went on to win a Milan Triennale medal in 1957 and 1960, the Danish Lunning Prize in 1958 and the ID Award in 1973, and his work is represented in numerous museums around the world.