by Knud Holscher & Ejnar Pedersen
Red, black and grey painted ash wood
and braided wicker.
L54 x D56 x H84 (seat height 44) cm.
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Architect Knud Holscher and now deceased master cabinetmaker Ejnar Pedersen have known each other for years. They were old friends and coworkers. But they did not always agree.
This was also the case with this chair that has travelled through the minds and the hands of both: As an idea, as a drawing and finally in Ejnar’s workshop where the chair was scrutinized and analyzed, discussed and adjusted to the point where the two gentlemen agreed. Somewhat agreed. Because there would always be room for improvement.
The friendship of Knud Holscher and Ejnar Pedersen goes back many years. Knud and Hanne Kjærholm were friends and when Ejnar and Hanne became a couple, a warm friendship was formed between Knud and Ejnar. Over the years the friendship led to deep conversations about their shared profession, travels and also a couple of collaborative projects. During the planning of our exhibition in 2016 ‘Knud Holscher – Design for everyday life’, the idea of a new project emerged.
In 1953, Ejnar Pedersen and his brother Lars Pedersen founded PP Møbler, a cabinetmaker workshop that played a significant part in the production of furniture by Hans J. Wegner as well as other great Danish designers of the day. PP Møbler has since become well known for being one of the few remaining Danish furniture manufacturers that still has high quality woodwork as the base of the company.
Knud Holscher was 85 and Ejnar Pedersen 93 years old when the idea for ‘the second last chair’ emerged. Initially Anders – here from A. petersen – teased both of them with the idea of a ‘last’ chair. The two gentlemen wouldn’t accept it, and decided that the chair of course was ‘the second last chair’. That made room for at least one more.
Ejnar passed away in the spring of 2020, just as he turned 97 years old. But before that, he actually managed to hand over a brand new dinner table chair to the Danish Royal Family. So perhaps the two gentlemen were right that the A. Petersen-chair was not the last, but the ‘second last’ chair?
If you are more curious about Knud Holscher’s design and architecture, then you can watch the film we made for the exhibition ‘Design for everyday life’ right here (remember to turn on the English captions)
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