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jens risom ottoman

by Jens Risom from Knoll

jens risom ottoman

Design Jens Risom, 1941
maple or walnut, cotton or nylon webbing
Made in USA by Knoll

Jens Risom's original 1941 collection for Knoll incorporates a natural aesthetic, characteristic of understated Scandinavian design. The side and lounge chairs are made of woven cotton webbing and wood, materials not subject to wartime restrictions, and have now been updated with new fabric options and a variety of colors.

Danish-born Jens Risom received his education in Denmark. He later worked as a designer of furniture and interiors in the Copenhagen office of architect Ernst Kuhn. After immigrating to the United States in 1939, he designed Knoll's first commissioned collection, including a range of simple birchwood chairs in 1941. After World War II, he founded his own company and was among the first to manufacture furniture consisting of interchangeable standard components. Responsible for designs dating to the mid-20th century, Risom is a trustee of the Rhode Island School of Design and was knighted by Queen Margrethe of Denmark in 1996.

The Risom ottoman frame is offered in your choice of either light walnut or select, clear maple hardwood in clear or ebonized finish. Mortise and tenon construction. Upholstery; 100 percent natural cotton webbing available in ten colors. Nylon webbing (60 percent nylon, 40 percent cotton, with a stain-protective finish) is available in six colors. This ottoman is for indoor use only. Outdoor version is also available.

ottoman: 19" w | 17.75" d | 16" h

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Jens Risom

Jens Risom worked as a designer of furniture and interiors in Copenhagen. After immigrating to the United States he designed Hans Knoll's first collection which included a range of simple birchwood chairs. He has been cited as one of the first to introduce Scandinavian design to the United States.
Knoll has remained true to the Bauhaus design philosophy that furniture should complement architectural space and not compete with it. Modernism is a passion at Knoll which results in ground breaking modern furniture.

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