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Pair of Jens Risom Scoop Chairs for Hans Knoll

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Pair of Jens Risom Scoop chairs for Hans Knoll A pair of very early Knoll post war design scoop chairs by Jens Risom. Each has been completely restored in a luxurious Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca fabric in color Honeydew. USA, circa 1950.

Details

  • Creator
    Jens Risom (Designer)
  • Design
    Risom Lounge Chair
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Depth: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Seat Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Alpaca,Blackened
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A20071stDibs: LU908619785162

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $499 In-Home Delivery Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 3-8 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: San Francisco, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Design

Risom Lounge Chair

Designed by Jens Risom
Debuting in 1943, the Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary furniture manufacturer Knoll. It was the work of Jens Risom (1916–2016), who had only just moved from his native Denmark to the United States in 1939. Risom was by then a graduate of business school and had studied under Danish architect and designer Kaare Klint at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In New York City, he found work as an interior designer before embarking on a freelance career as a furniture maker and textile designer when he met Hans Knoll, who was mere months into his venture and needed inventory. In the first Knoll catalogue, 15 of the 25 pieces listed were Risom designs, and the Risom lounge chair would follow a year later. Owing to the rationing of materials during World War II, Risom turned to surplus parachute straps for use in the construction of his chair, binding the woven straps to a curving birchwood frame. The design was immediately popular for office interiors and is recognized as pivotal to the introduction of understated Danish modernism to the States. Today, Knoll continues to manufacture the simple but strong Risom lounge chair, and it is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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