Fritz Hansen PK8 Chair

Fritz Hansen PK8 Chair

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Regina Yunghans
Dec 14, 2007

The PK8 Chair by Fritz Hansen has three legs. This has long been a practical design move, as three legs can never be unsteady. Like old milking stools, the chair will always sit without rocking, even if the floor is slightly unlevel. We love this twist on the otherwise very simple design...

The design is from 1978 and until 2007 it only existed as a drawing and as a prototype in Hanne Kjærholm's home. The beautiful, organic shell is known from PK9 – the 3-legged aluminium base, however, is unique.

The chair was originally upholstered with leather, inspired by PK9, but it's now made in a hard plastic material. The seat shell is dyed hard plastic material with a lacquer coating. PK8 comes in black, white, grey and red. Base and shell are assembled with three screws that are visible on the seat shell. Each chair is provided with a unique number engraved in the base.

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