PK52 Professor Desk

Furniture designer Poul Kjærholm – the Danish pioneer of modernism – designed a small furniture series for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1955, where he had just begun working as a lecturer. Kjærholm designed a Professor Desk (PK52) and a Student Desk (PK52A), made of wood and steel. The Professor Desk has a light, simple design which matches both modern and classic settings, and clearly demonstrates the exquisite interplay between materials which characterises Poul Kjærholm’s designs. In his Professor Desk, Kjærholm elegantly combined a lacquered steel frame with a veneered wood table top, thereby refining some of the design elements which would later characterise his furniture. The two tables – Professor Desk (model number PK52) and Student Desk (model number PK52A) – are highly versatile. They can serve as desks, dining tables, or simply as attractive work tables in a studio or office. They are also at home in a hotel room, and in other contexts with simple and modern elements. Both tables are available with Oregon pine or oak veneer table tops, with an oiled, lacquered or black painted surface, as well as a reversible gray and black laminate tabletop.

The frame is made of black or grey lacquered steel, and with or without a drawer. The PK115 drawer module is available with an oiled, lacquered or black painted oak finish.

Dimensions (mm)
W1845 x H720 x D850

Design by Poul Kjærholm



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