Whether used as a bowl, ashtray or simply decoration, the PK-Bowl is primarily a timeless work of art whose functionality lends it to be appreciated by generations to come. Produced in only 300 pieces a year.
The daily cleaning can be done with a duster or a hard wringed cloth. Since the marble is a nature stone, it is important to treat it correctly. One can saturate the stone to protect it against the penetration of grease, by applying beeswax on the stone with a cloth. Since the marble is also a limestone one cannot use acidiferous detergents.
In 1963, Poul Kjærholm combined sculpture and function with his PK-600, a large 250 kg black marble bowl. In response to its remarkable success, he drew its offspring, PK-Bowl, in granite, making it smaller, lighter, and affordable for design lovers to enjoy in their homes. PK-Marble marries the timeless black Nero Marquina marble of PK-600 to the size of PK-Bowl. With only 300 pieces produced each year, the base of every PK-Marble is numbered, making each piece unique.
PK-Marble is a sculptural piece related to Poul Kjærholm’s PK-600 and PK-Bowl. PK-Marble elegantly combines the timeless Nero Marquina marble of the PK-600 with the size of the PK-Bowl. Its smooth and rounded inner black marble surface softly reflects incoming light, adding contrasts to the raw and unpolished exterior. PK-Marble is a timeless piece of art juxtaposing contrasts between the feminine and masculine.
Known for its soft black color and accented by graceful white veins, Nero Marquina marble is a unique stone and PK-Marble highlights the marble’s distinctive organic patterns. The polished rounded bowl gently reflects incoming light and contrasts with the raw, rugged exterior. Kjærholm’s timeless design is a remarkable juxtaposition of round and square, smooth and rough, light and dark, the feminine and masculine, and finds a new expression in PK-Marble.
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