Poised, elegant pair of 1950s walnut armchairs, model 108 designed by Jens Risom. This scarce pair is newly upholstered in a luxurious, earthy sage leather, a versatile and subtle tone. Buoyant cushions are exceptionally comfortable and generous. The tufted buttons finish the back cushion with polished display. The solid, sculpted American walnut armrests and tapered legs are deeply rich and gleaming. Finely tuned craftsmanship and modern continuity champions the Jens Risom name, then and now.
As seen in the 1955, self-published showroom catalog by Jens Risom Design, Inc, page 26.
Manufacturer: Jens Risom Design, Inc.
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