Jens Risom, who designed the first Knoll chair in 1941, received his education in Denmark at the Krebs' School, St. Anne Vester School, University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen's Kunståndvaerkerskolen. He worked as a designer of furniture and interiors in the Copenhagen office of architect Ernst Kuhn. After moving to the United States, he became the design director of Dan Cooper in New York and also designed for Georg Jensen. 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 1966.
Jens Risom's original 1941 collection for Knoll incorporates a natural aesthetic characteristic of understated Scandinavian design.
Dimensions 42" W x 42" D x 28" H
Construction Legs and aprons are constructed of solid maple hardwood and feature mortise and tenon joints.Clear maple tops are constructed of veneer with cathedral pattern and poplar cross bands and backing. The core and edge feature solid maple hardwood lumber in clear finish. Ebonized tables feature stained walnut top. Core and edges are solid hardwood lumber.
Finishes Available in three finishes: clear maple, ebonized walnut and light walnut.