Poul Kjærholm Poul Kjærholm (1929 - 1980), became known for his modern steel, leather and glass furniture. After training as a cabinetmaker, he studied furniture design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, graduated in 1952.
As a lecturer in 1955, succeeding Ole Wanscher as professor in 1976. He remained at the Academy until his death in 1980, influencing through his work and teaching both within and outside the Academy.
His furniture is represented in many international museums. His awards include the Lunning Award in 1958, the Eckersberg Medal in 1960, and multiple ID Prizes.