Poul Kjaerholm (1929-1980) is a Danish designer who was one of the foremost representatives of Scandinavian furniture tradition. He studied at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts. He had a particular interest in different construction materials; especially steel which he considered a natural material with the same artistic fineness as other natural materials. Poul Kjaerholm was employed at Fritz Hansen for about a year, where he designed a number of noteworthy chair prototypes. From 1955 most of his creation were produced by his friend Ejvind Kold Christensen. In 1982, Fritz Hansen took over the production and sales of "The Kjaerholm Collection. In 2007 Fritz Hansen added two new pieces to the Kjaerholm Collection. Pieces that were never in production before, the PK8 side chair and PK58 dining table.