ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm: Catalogue Raisonné
By Michael Sheridan
Foreword by Hanne Kjærholm
Published in association with R Gallery, New York and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
This book is the comprehensive and definitive reference work on one of the most important and profound designers of the twentieth century. Poul Kjærholm (Denmark, 1929–80) was a furniture architect whose unique aesthetic language combined industrial materials and techniques with a craftsman’s approach to details and materials. American architect Michael Sheridan, an internationally recognized expert on Scandinavian architecture and design and the world’s foremost authority on Kjærholm, is the author of this major work.
This publication includes seventy entries written by Sheridan that document, analyze, and describe all of Kjærholm’s realized designs. The entries include furniture dimensions and information about materials, as well as a wealth of drawings and vintage photographs. The book features the renowned modernist photographer Keld Helmer-Petersen’s iconic photographs of Kjaerholm’s work. Helmer-Petersen was Kjærholm’s creative partner for three decades and documented his furniture and exhibitions over this period. Sheridan’s biographical essay traces and discusses the development of Kjærholm’s formal vision over the course of his career. Supplementary information includes a timeline of production dates, manufacturer information, notes on materials and maintenance, and production stamps.
The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm: Catalogue Raisonné has been compiled with the assistance of the Kjærholm family and includes a foreword by Hanne Kjærholm. The publication has been designed by Takaaki Matsumoto, one of the most respected designers of art books in the world. Printed entirely in black and white duotone, the many archival photographs in the book are reproduced in the finest quality. Destined to become a model for the field of design, The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm is an instant classic and an essential reference for readers interested in furniture, interior design, and the history of modern architecture and design.
The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm was awarded a “Certificate of Typographic Excellence” from the Type Directors Club. The book was chosen for the Type Directors Club 54th Awards Exhibition and the annual publication Typography 29.
Hardcover, 8.75 x 8.75 inches, 224 pages, 230 duotone images
Published February 2008