PK52 | Professor Desk

This variant: Oak, Oil
By Poul Kjærholm

The PK52 Professor Desk was designed by Poul Kjærholm for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Versatile and slender, the desk established Kjærholm’s reputation for uniting the best of traditional craftsmanship and industrial design.


This variant: Oak, Oil
 

By Poul Kjærholm

The PK52 Professor Desk was designed by Poul Kjærholm for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Versatile and slender, the desk established Kjærholm’s reputation for uniting the best of traditional craftsmanship and industrial design.

Simple elegance offering many possibilities.

Poul Kjærholm designed the PK52 Professor Desk when the Academy needed a number of tables for lecturers and students. Drawing on his cabinetmaking experience, Kjærholm developed a new table structure that showcased his mastery of steel and wood. Metal ferrules separate the steel and wood to lend this desk a dynamic, light look. Furthermore, the tabletop is reversible, allowing the user to work on both sides – or use one side for work and the other for meals or entertaining. The PK52 Professor Desk is also available in a more compact size as the PK52A Student Desk. An optional drawer in both desks offers elegant storage space, and both can easily double as dining tables.
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Poul Kjærholm

Designer
Poul Kjærholm mixed his strict, modern idiom with superior quality and materials rooted in Danish craftsmanship traditions. Despite his short career as a furniture designer, Kjærholm’s craftsmanship and clear expression resulted in timeless designs with a global influence. Kjærholm became known for his functionalist steel, leather and glass furniture. He removed unnecessary ornamentation in favor of clarity and function, and avoided easy solutions and fads in his search for each material’s own language.
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PK52 3D Drawings | ZIP

Danish design

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5 years warranty

When you choose a Carl Hansen & Søn product, you gain more than just a piece of furniture. You become part of a proud tradition of distinctive and beautiful craftsmanship, where nothing has been left to chance. The world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, we also produce works by renowned design masters such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Mogens Koch, Bodil Kjær and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents over 100 years of Danish design history and our furniture is sold all over the world.  

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