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jens risom lounge chair

by Jens Risom, from Knoll

jens risom lounge chair

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 lounge chair frame is offered in your choice of either walnut or select, clear maple hardwood in clear or ebonized finish. Mortise and tenon construction. Seat basket attaches to arm frame with invisible screws. 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 chair is for indoor use only. Outdoor version is also available.

Lounge: 20" w | 28" d | 29.75" h | seat: 16.25" h
Lounge w/arms: 23.5" w | 25" d | 29" h | seat: 15.5" h | arm: 20" h

$1,365.00 + free shipping
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special chair to be created and shipped to your location)
average rating: 5

Jens Risom

Danish-born Jens Risom (b. 1916) 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 Hans Knoll's first commissioned collection, including a range of simple birchwood chairs. He then teamed with entrepreneur to launch the Hans Knoll Furniture Company in 1942, with 15 of the 20 pieces in the inaugural "600" line designed by Risom. He has been cited as one of the first to introduce Scandinavian design to the United States. After World War II, he founded his own company and was among the first to manufacture furniture consisting of interchangeable standard components.
Hans Knoll founded the Knoll company in New York City in 1938 one year after immigrating from Germany. He hired Florence Schust who had worked for Gropius and Breuer and the two were married in 1946. Knoll would triumph thanks to impressive international contacts, gaining exclusive rights to the works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe including the Barcelona Chair. Knoll commissioned Eero Saarinen to design the Tulip chair. Artists such as Harry Bertoia, Jens Risom, and Isamu Noguchi also collaborated with Knoll.

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