The PK9 Side Chair, one of the newest additions to my Modern Classics Collection, has funny legs. And — interestingly enough — the chair’s seating is inspired by the designer’s wife.
Let me explain…
The designer, Poul Kjaerholm, noted that after seeing the imprint of his wife’s behind left in the sand one day at the beach, it occurred to him to have his wife press her behind into clay molds, to aid Poul in perfecting the shape of his chair designs.
The PK9 Side Chair is notable not only for its sandy cheeks-inspired design, but also for its unique stainless steel three-branch pedestal. That’s why this chair is sometimes referred to as the “Tulip Chair.” Its pedestal resembles the bell-shaped curve of a tulip, much like Eero Saarinen’s Tulip Chair and Tulip Table.
The PK9 Side Chair has a fresh modern air to it. It has a dynamic, yet comfortable shape and would fit in perfectly in with many types of decorative styles. From a minimalist home to neo-traditional apartment, it will definitely look great anywhere!
Love a set of black PK9 Side Chairs with this table (Designer Unknown) in this living room/dining room setting. Featured in July 2008 issue of Met Home (RIP).
I know you were waiting with bated breath to hear that the PK9 Side Chair is now available at rexkelly.com, weren’t you? Good. Because it is.
- Materials: Stainless Steel, Leather
- Color: Brown
- Price $1,099 (compared to $5,475)