Risom Side Chairs by Knoll
designed by Jens Risom
The Risom Side Chair is a stylish wood fame, angled attractively, wrapped and woven in strips of fabric. Originally Risom used parachute strips, due to war time restrictions on materials. Today you can get the Risom Side Chair in any color and style you want.
Available in a webbed seat version or webbed seat and back version.
Overall: 30.5" h x 17.75" w x 18" d
The Risom Side Chair has maple or walnut hardwood with a clear finish. An ebonized finish with stained maple hardwood is also available. Webbing is available in 100 percent cotton or 60 percent nylon/40 percent cotton blend with water repellent finish.
The Risom Side Chair brings a Scandinavian sensibility to American furniture. Introduced in 1941, the Risom Side Chair was a seismic change in the American design landscape, and helped establish America as the post-war leader in modern design. That first Risom Side Chair was part of a whole line of chairs manufactured and distributed by Knoll, the only company authorized to deal with the Risom Side Chair.
Born in Denmark, Jens Risom helped establish America as the center of the furniture design world. His creations, including the Risom Side Chair, married a Scandinavian aesthetic and an American sensibility to create some of the most beautiful and lasting furniture this century.