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Bowl PK-Marble

by Poul Kjærholm

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PK-Marble is a sculptural piece related to Poul Kjærholms's PK-600. In 1963 Poul Kjærholm had created the PK-600 for the Fredericia Townhall building in Denmark, a large, 550 Lbs black marble bowl. This form, part sculpture, part functional object, became soon very popular. In response, Kjærholm designed its offspring, the PK-Bowl, for individual households. 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, in contrast with the raw and unpolished exterior. Produced in limited quantities (only 300 pieces a year), each bowl is numbered on its base. Used as a decorative object, it is a testament to Kjærholm's philosophy of "making form a part of function".

PK-Marble is part of Architectmade's collection. Architectmade is a Danish brand offering a glimpse into a few, rare design objects that some of Denmark’s leading architects created along their way to fame years ago. Celebrating timeless products that last, at the opposite of the "throw away" culture, Architectmade is renowned for its excellent craftsmanship. With three rounds of quality control, objects are made to stand the test of time and designed to be passed along to generations to come.

PK-Marble by Poul Kjærholm
- Iconic, timeless Danish design
- Black Nero Marquina marble
- Each piece is numbered (limited production)
- L 5.9" x W 5.9" x H 2.6"


Nero Marquina Marble
L 5.9" W 5.9" H 2.6"


Poul Kjærholm
Poul Kjærholm

Poul Kjærholm (1929-1980) is a Danish designer. He began his career as a cabinetmaker's apprentice and went on to study at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen in 1952. Kjærholm’s approach is focused on structural clarity and technical quality, emphasizing its application in the design of everyday objects from nails to screws and joints. His furniture quickly became a benchmark of Danish design, as did his smaller objects (the PK bowl, for example). His work lead the way in the development of the austere yet functional style which came to define part of the 1950s aesthetic. Poul Kjaerholm’s philosophy embraced sustainability as a timeless expression, stressing the importance of using materials that age beautifully. Demanding rigorous precision in both the creation and manufacturing of his designs, Kjærholm was known to “never let a design out the door that he did not deem perfect“.