Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery specializes in rare, original works of Nordic design that were created during 1920-70, when a circle of craftsmen, architects and designers erased the distinction between works of art and functional equipment for everyday life.
In 1951 Kjærholm was a student at The School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen under the guidance of Hans Wegner who taught there at the time. Wegner assigned his students a graduation project of furnishing the living room of a well-known Danish architect. Kjærholm chose Halldor Gunnløgsson and designed an unusual chair he initially called the ‘Element’ chair.
Literature: Michael Sheridan, The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm: Catalogue Raisonné, Gregory R. Miller & Co. 2008, pp. 20-23