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Risom Side Chair

Designed by Jens Risom for Knoll®

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Item Number: 7121
$720.00 - $898.00

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The Risom Side Chair (1943), by Danish designer Jens Risom, is testament to the simplicity and ingenuity that is so often found in timeless modern furniture. One of the first pieces commissioned by Knoll®, it brought the natural materials and understated form of Scandinavian design to large-scale U.S. production. Originally constructed with surplus parachute straps, the chair made the best of the few materials available during WWII. Today, the streamlined hardwood frame is expertly joined with mortise and tenon construction, and the heavy-duty cotton straps are tightly basket-woven across the frame for strength and resilience. Greenguard® certified for sustainable materials and manufacturing. Each piece is stamped with the KnollStudio logo and the designer’s signature. This is the authentic Risom Side Chair produced by Knoll. Made in U.S.A.

Designer

Jens Risom
Jens Risom

DENMARK (1916–2016)

Jens Risom is widely considered to be a pioneer in introducing Danish modern furniture to the U.S. through early work with the Knoll company and to a greater extent through his own company, which thrived in the 1950s and ’60s.


Risom emigrated from Denmark to the United States in 1939 seeking an opportunity in furniture design but found that to ...

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Dimensions

H 30.75" W 17.25" D 18" Seat H 17.75"

Materials

Maple hardwood in a clear lacquer or ebonized finish, or walnut hardwood in a clear lacquer finish; 100% natural cotton webbing.

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