Originally dubbed the hammock chair, the PK24 was Poul Kjrholm's first adjustable lounge chair. Considered one of the most stunning designs of the mid century era, the Pk24 takes design...
Originally dubbed the hammock chair, the PK24 was Poul Kjrholm's first adjustable lounge chair. Considered one of the most stunning designs of the mid century era, the Pk24 takes design cues from 3 earlier furniture pieces. The French Chaise lounge (18th century), Thonet's 7500 Bentwood Rocker (19th century) and the Le Corbusier LC4 Chaise of the 1930's. The sitting position of PK24 is capable of adjustment and specifically designed to do so using gravity. Poul referred to the mechanical design concept as the neutral- equilibrium principle. The adjustments in lounging position are possible from the combination of gravity, the users own weight and the friction created by the notched rails intersection with the frame pieces. To date, the PK24 is considered by many to be one of Poul's most brilliantly functional architectural furniture designs. The design of the pillow headrest was a micro of the overall macro design. Using gravity and leather straps, it perches unattached across the top of the lounge with the functioning pillow on one side and a stainless steel counterbalance bar on the back. The Kardiel reproduction of the PK24 is a premium exacting reproduction of the original crafted using the finest materials. It is upholstered entirely of Pure Top Grain Aniline Leather. The frame is constructed using a heat molded, solid, raw stainless steel frame. No detail was overlooked in reproducing the original, down the cross body stitching design in the leather surface. If you are considering a mid century modern piece that classifies as unique, functional and artistically brilliant, the PK24 deserves consideration. Style: Poul Kjaerholm PK24 Lounge Chair (bolster pillow included) Feature: Gravity Adjustable seating position Frame: Solid Stainless steel bar frame Upholstery: Genuine 100% Top Grain Aniline Leather Feature: Cantilever Pillow Headrest Feature: X Cross stitch body detail Finish:True to original brushed satin Dimensions: Width 24.25 x Depth 64.5 x Height 34.5 Pillow: 23 wide x 4.5 diameter Warranty: 3 year limited warranty100% Genuine Top Grain Premium Soft Aniline LeatherThis PK inspired series is upholstered in premium Top Grain Aniline European leather. This is a significant upgrade in leather options. Top Grain is the actual surface of the cowhide. While no one knows the actual number, a small percentage of furniture sold today is upholstered in Premium Top Grain Aniline leather. Some claim as low as 5%. Aniline dying describes one of the two processes in which color is applied to the leather with the dye penetrating the leather and extending beyond the surface, into the leather itself. For modern furniture requiring a clean aesthetic, Top Grain Aniline Leather is both liquid vat (deep penetrating) and surface dyed to achieve the main color selection and to conceal uneven tones and blemishes in the hide. Top grain aniline is the softest leather and naturally breaths well. Because Top Grain refers to the actual surface of the animal hide it presents a natural leather appearance you would expect. While it is true that raw Top Grain Aniline absorbs spills easier, Furniture grade Top Grain leather features a stain resistant treatment making it exceptional for everyday lower maintenance use. Although rare, nothing wears, looks or feels better than premium Aniline Top Grain leather. Over time it patinas and becomes more comfortable versus wearing out.Split Grain is the most common leather used on furniture. This reproduction has been upgraded to Top Aniline leather and does not use Split Grain leather. Nonetheless, this paragraph will help explain the difference in quality and price between the leather types. Split Grain is the underside of the hide that has been separated from the surface or top of the hide. While defined as actual leather, Split Grain leather does not have the natural surface grain of the top of the cowhide. A topical layer of insoluble pigment is applied to the surface of split grain le