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risom low stool

by Jens Risom from Knoll

risom low stool

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. Danish born Risom immigrated to the U.S. in 1939 and designed Knoll's first 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 consisiting of interchangeable standard components. Risom was knighted by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark in 1996.

Risom low stool frame is offered in your choice of light walnut or select, clear maple hardwood with 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.

16.5" w | 15.1" d | 17.1" h

$599.00 + plus shipping
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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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