Risom Sitting Stool by Knoll
designed by Jens Risom
The Risom Sitting Stool brings a Scandinavian sensibility to American furniture. Introduced in 1941, the Risom Sitting Stool was a seismic change in the American design landscape, and helped establish America as the post-war leader in modern design. That first Risom Sitting Stool was part of a whole line of chairs manufactured and distributed by Knoll, the only company authorized to deal with the Risom Sitting Stool.
The Risom Stool 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.
Overall: 17.25" h x 16.5" w x 15" d
The Risom Sitting Stool 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 Sitting Stool in any color and style you want.
Born in Denmark, Jens Risom helped establish America as the center of the furniture design world. His creations, including the Risom Sitting Stool, married a Scandinavian aesthetic and an American sensibility to create some of the most beautiful and lasting furniture this century.