Poul Kjærholm was a Danish architect and designer. He trained as a carpenter and later completed his studies at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts. He developed an interest in steel, which he considered a material with the same artistic refinement as other natural materials: in fact, he is remembered today for his preference for this metal, in contrast to the use of wood preferred by his Scandinavian colleagues. He worked for Fritz Hansen for about a year, for which he designed a series of chair prototypes. In 1955 he established a collaboration with the producer Ejvind Kold Christensen, which lasted until his death in 1980. A few years later, in 1982, Fritz Hansen decided to take over the production and sale of the Kjærholm Collection, a collection with an aura of exclusivity was developed by the designer from 1951 to 1967.