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The Furniture of Paul Kjaerholm: Catalogue Raisonné

George R. Miller & Company, February 2008


The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm: Catalogue Raisonné 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. The catalogue has been authored by the American architect Michael Sheridan, an internationally recognized expert on Scandinavian architecture and design and the world's foremost authority on Kjærholm.
This volume includes 70 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 book was compiled with the assistance of the Kjærholm family and includes a foreword by Hanne Kjærholm. It was 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.

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