Risom StoolPrice: $416.00
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Design by Jens Risom, 1941.
This KnollStudio Classic was one of the first designs commissioned by Knoll. Instantly recognizable and combining thoughtful styling with minimal lines, the Risom Side Chair is at home in dining and living spaces alike. Originally constructed of simple birch wood frames and discarded parachute straps because of wartime material restrictions, the Risom Stool exhibits Risom's taste for well-crafted Scandinavian Modernism with streamlined curves and angles. Features mortise and tenon construction. Select frame finish with cotton or cotton/nylon webbing in several color options.
The Risom Side chairs are Greenguard certified.
Designer: Jens Risom
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.View other products by Jens Risom
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