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Jens Risom Jens Risom  

Jens Risom b. Denmark, 1916 The first true Knoll designer, Jens Risom joined the young Hans Knoll Furniture Company in the early 1940s as the sole designer of interiors and furniture. Born in Denmark to the well-known architect Sven Risom, Jens worked in Stockholm for one year before graduating from the prestigious Kundstandvaerkerskolen in Copenhagen. Risom left Denmark for the United States in 1938 and, for two years, served as Director of Interior Design at the studio of Dan Cooper, Inc. in New York before starting a freelance career specializing in furniture and textiles. It was during this time that he met Hans Knoll. The pair collaborated on an exhibition for the New York World's Fair. Knoll asked Risom, who had been searching for a promoter and manufacturer, to help him design interiors for clients around New York. With Hans handling client relations and Jens planning interiors and designing furniture when needed, the pair began to take on more design projects. In 1942 they printed the first Knoll Catalog, which included 15 pieces designed by Risom — the very first furniture to be commissioned specifically by Knoll. Working ingeniously within the constraints of wartime material shortages, Risom developed several chairs and tables using essentially scraps of wood and rejected nylon straps from parachute production. Despite these constraints, Risom was able to design innovative and truly modern pieces of furniture, a selection of which were reintroduced by Knoll in 1994. In 1943, Risom left Knoll to join the U.S. Army. He returned to the United States in 1946 to launch his own design firm Jens Risom Design, which he ran until the early 1970s. After selling his company, Risom relocated to Connecticut and started a design consultancy firm. He is a trustee of the Rhode Island School of Design and was knighted by Queen Margrethe of Denmark in 1996.

The Knoll Risom Lounge Chair is a stylish wood frame, angled attractively, wrapped and woven in strips of fabric. Made of maple and cotton or nylon webbing, the pattern of the chair is a combination of gentle curves and geometric angles exhibit. Set the lounge chair in your living room or placed in front of a coffee table and you have the ultimate room decor.

Available in a variety of colors, the Risom Lounge Chair is easily adaptable to your taste and personal style. The seat basket is attached to arm frame with invisible screws and upholstered in choice of cotton or nylon blend. The lounge chair features a maple or walnut hardwood with a clear finish. This chair uses mortise and tenon construction, which makes it very long lasting.

Sophisticated home furnishing items like this Knoll Risom Lounge Chair always make for a worthy welcome in any contemporary home setting. This chair will not only lend your living space graceful highlights, but will also ensure sheer comfort and easy maintenance. With well-designed back and seat, it offers superb support and comfort to your body, while its hue subtly accentuates the appealing visage of your home decor.
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  • Frame is made of select maple or walnut hardwood
  • Upholstered in choice of cotton or nylon/cotton blend
  • Cotton webbing 100% natural cotton
  • Sustainability Statement: Sustainable design is a key component of Knoll's environmental focus. Knoll's commitment to social responsibility and a healthy environment has prompted the company to further articulate its longstanding environmental programs and, with encouragement and support from colleagues in the industry, Knoll has re-energized its focus on such ''green'' initiatives as life cycle analysis and LEED certification. Knoll is proud to have contributed to projects that have received LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • The Risom Lounge Chair is Greenguard certified.
  • Should you discover shortly after receiving your Risom Lounge Chair that parts are either damaged or missing, please call us immediately, and we will be happy to send you replacement parts as soon as possible and at no additional cost.
  • Order with Confidence:Each authentic Knoll product includes a certificate of authenticity.
  • Features at a Glance: Design Year: 1941 Features:Mortise and tenon construction
  • Features at a Glance: Design Year: 1941 Features:Maple or walnut hardwood has a clear lacquer finish
  • Features at a Glance: Design Year: 1941 Features:Ebonized finish is stained maple hardwood
  • Features at a Glance: Design Year: 1941 Features:Nylon webbing is 60% nylon, 40% cotton with stain-protective finish
  • Risom collection
  • Knoll products are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship during the applicable warranty period set forth in the Knoll Warranty.
  • Overall Dimensions: 29.75'' H x 20'' W x 28'' D
  • Seat height: 16.25''
  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 30.25 Inches
  • Overall Width - Side to Side: 23.75 Inches
  • Overall Depth - Front to Back: 27.75 Inches
  • Seat Height: 16.25 Inches
Product Type: Lounge chairsGreen Guard Certified: Yes
Style: Contemporary/ModernFrame Material: Wood
Number of Items Included: 1Solid Wood Construction: Yes
Seating Capacity: 1Back Type: Upholstered
Base/Leg Type: Flared legsUpholstered Seat: Yes
Upholstered Back: YesProduct Care: Upholstery Care: Use damp cloth to wipe offstains. Do not use any kind ofdetergent or soap. Try hiddenarea to test for color fastnesswith all stain removal methods.
Note: This quality item is custom made for your order. Unfortunately, this means that orders cannot be cancelled or returned once placed, so please call our trained staff with any questions you may have prior to ordering - we will ensure that you get exactly what you need.
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Knoll ® Risom Lounge Chair

07/02/2012
5.0

Stunning...

 from CA– Verified Buyer

...and comfortable to boot. I selected the clear maple and nutmeg straps and couldn't be more pleased. Also, I had to travel unexpectedly after chair had shipped and the customer service I experienced was perfect.

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10/31/2011
5.0

Beautiful iconic chair

 from Los Angeles

Wonderful chair which I got from AllModern's clearance section for[$]! Original price for this from [@]is over $900!

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06/14/2011
4.0

Classic piece of furniture

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beautiful and comfortable accent piece
the red color is REALLY red; I was expecting orange-red, but there is no orange tone at all.

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12/16/2012
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With a long history of design innovation for the home, workplace, and in textiles, Knoll continues to play a large part in the foundations of Modern Design. Founded in 1938 by Hans Knoll and continued after his death by his wife Florence Knoll, the company has produced a long line of award-winning and museum worthy designs from virtually every top designer in modern design.

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