Poul Kjaerholm

Poul Kjaerholm (b. January 8, 1929 - April 18, 1980, Denmark) was a twentieth century Danish designer who contributed to the fields in furniture- and lighting design. Kjaerholm may not be as well known as his contemporaries, like Poul Henningsen in lighting, or Arne Jacobsen in furniture, but he exerted a profound influence over Danish design during his lifetime, and continues to do so today. He studied as a cabinetmaker's apprentice and, in 1948, took courses at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen where he would later teach, from 1952-56. Poul went on to become a lecturer and professor in the furniture and interior design department at the Academy of Art from 1957-76. Although he was formally trained as a cabinetmaker, Kjaerholm was a strong proponent for industrial production and his work stands out among that of his Danish contemporaries because of his minimalist use materials. He has been quoted as saying "I am trying to express the very language of the materials themselves." Kjaerholm's designs for ArchitectMade include the Mini Contrasting Marble Bowls, which are stocked by Stardust.