Design Jens Risom, 1941
maple or walnut, cotton or nylon webbing
Made in USA by Knoll
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.
23 1/2" W x 25" D x 29" H with a seat height of 15 1/2"
Frame is select, clear maple hardwood in clear or ebonized finish. Mortise and tenon construction.
Finishes Available in clear or ebonized maple with 16 different webbing color choices.
CA Modern Home is an Authorized Dealer for Knoll. Please call our Product Specialist at 1.800.605.1859 for questions regarding custom Fabric & Leather options.
Risom Color Options – PDF
Product Brochure – PDF