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.
Construction 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.
Upholstery Natural cotton webbing available in ten colors Stain-protective finish on nylon webbing is available in six colors