Scrupulous, undisputed Risom Lounge Chair by Jens Risom for Knoll. This chair retains the original maple wood frame which dates to the late 40s with newly woven chair straps. Great vintage condition. Understated, early design example that continues to resonate with contemporary furniture circles today. Knoll Associates label located on the underside.
About Jens Risom
Known for introducing a minimalist, Scandinavian aesthetic to the United States in the 1930s, Jens Risom has been canonized as a master of mid-century modern design. Clean lines, light wood, and monochromatic upholstery characterize Risom’s signature style. After catching the attention of the well-known furniture dealer Hans Knoll in the early 1940s, Risom designed the first 15 pieces of the collection that launched Knoll’s renowned business. Risom later went on to establish his own namesake furniture collection, which became a household fixture. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson famously selected one of Risom’s chairs for the Oval Office.
Danish-American, b. 1916, Copenhagen, Denmark