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Fritz Hansen 1950s PK61 coffee table by Poul Kjaerholm

Pk61

Sometimes keeping it simple is the best way to keep a design fresh – it's certainly worked for the Fritz Hansen PK61 coffee table.

Designed back in 1956 by Poul Kjaerholm, it looks as contemporary today as it did over 50 years. In fact, it's probably more 'today' than 'yesterday' in terms of looks – that satin brushed stainless steel base and glass top wouldn't look out of place in any modern furniture emporium.

But this is an original, retailing for a design classic price of £2,260, although cheaper versions are available with a marble or slate top. Chair isn't included either – that's a PK22 armchair from the same designer and indeed the same year, which will cost you almost £2,000 more.

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