A Match Made in Denmark
Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Image courtesy of Fritz Hansen
Danish designer Poul Kjaerholm’s furniture has been admired for its minimalism and Nordic roots for the second half of the 20th Century—and, now that Fritz Hansen has acquired the rights to his entire collection, the rest of the world will be able to celebrate the strong yet simple designs that the Danish have known for decades.
It’s an exciting addition for the designers at Fritz Hansen, who see new Kjaerholm pieces fitting into the company’s existing Kjaerholm Collection with poise and ease.
“He represents the Danish design mindset in its purest form,” says Christian Rasmussen, design director of Fritz Hansen. “It’s great that the complete collection is back in Fritz Hansen because the pieces complement each other and belong together.”
The collection isn’t bogged down by heavy-handed design and unnecessary detail; instead, its smooth, clean lines allow for the materials themselves—stainless steel, wood, leather, and silky white marble—to shine through every piece.
“The Kjaerholm pieces are so minimal that the finish and quality of the materials are absolutely essential—they are the piece,” Rasmussen says. “If I were to describe the materials in one word, it would be ‘honest.’”