In an ongoing attempt to unite the sublime with the absolutely necessary, Poul Kjaerholm designed the PK80 daybed. The result is one of Kjaerholm's most sophisticated and iconic designs with a striking beauty. The daybed is a clear illustration of Poul Kjaerholm's method of refining historical models and distilling them down to the essence and demonstrating his superior ability to balance construction and choice of materials. The inspiration for the daybed came from Bauhaus, which in turn, were inspired by ancient Roman couches. PK80 is upholstered in leather or canvas and rests on a painted plywood bedplate. Its frame is made of satin brushed stainless steel. The purchase of the PK80 for the galleries of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in 2004, recognizes the daybed's natural place in furniture history.
The PK80™ daybed comes with a cushion upholstered in a limited range of leather types as well as in canvas. It rests on a painted plywood bedplate, and the cushion core is made of granulated foam and hairlok (pig hair/latex). The base is made of satin brushed stainless steel.