Room by Room – the Kjaerholm PK24 Chaise

This week, Room by Room with FormFire Glassworks celebrates the beginning of summer with a look at the Kjaerholm PK24 Chaise.

The PK24, or “hammock chaise,” was designed by Poul Kjaerholm in 1965, and straddles the line beautifully between simplicity and texture. Its woven rattan seating surface is delicately balanced on a frame of satin brushed stainless steel. Although inspired by the sinuous form of the standard French chaise, it is purely modern in its final outcome. The textural surface is tightly woven to read as a flat fabric, while the innate changes in coloring provide a rich depth of tone. Accented by a leather headrest, this chaise by The Republic of Fritz Hansen is also available in all-leather.

Texture, natural materials and modern lines inspire today’s handmade accessory picks. Vases in solid walnut and ceramic covered in a net of waxed twine beg to be touched, and add a shot of color to the modern room. A printed linen pillow hints at a love of words and type, while a walnut piece of wall art celebrates modern sans serif typography. A set of coasters brings color and collage into your relaxed setting.

Next week I will choose a new iconic piece and give you my picks for accessorizing your modern home.

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