Made of granite, the PK-Bowl is a stark contrast between square and round as well as the smooth inside and rough outside symbolizes the contrast between the feminine and masculine.
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Poul Kjærholm is known for his modern, functionalist furniture, praised for its understated elegance and clean lines. His uncompromising goal of "making form a part of function" helps peel away the superfluous, creating a refined, timeless and utilitarian object. Kjærholm, born in 1929, studied at the School of Arts and Craft in Copenhagen where he would later teach from 1952-1956. In 1976, he was appointed Professor of Furniture Design at Copenhagen's Royal Academy, a position he held until he passed away in 1980.
In 1963 Kjærholm designed a smaller version of the PK-600 in granite for individual households due to the original’s popularity. This way everybody could enjoy the design from the comfort of their own home. The PK-Bowl is made out of granite and measures 15 by 15 cm and is 7 cm tall. It features a stark contrast between the polished, smooth inside and the rough outside. Whether used as an ashtray or as decoration, the PK-Bowl represents timeless design, whose functionality will be appreciated by generations to come.
Produced in limited quantities of only 300 a year, each bowl is numbered on its base. Whether used as a bowl, ashtray or decoration, it s a testament to Kjærholm's philosophy of "making form a part of function" and offering a timeless work of art to be appreciated by generations to come.
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