risom lounge chairs
Jens Risom, 1941
In 1941, Knoll introduced its first line of modern furniture designed primarily by Jens Risom. While many of his contemporaries were experimenting with advanced materials such as metals and plastics, Risom choose -- as he usually did -- to execute the design in wood. "People need wood," he said. His original seating collection made use of US Army surplus parachute webbing, a fine example of effecient use of materials when materials were scarce.
Frame is maple hardwood in clear maple, light walnut, or ebonized finish. Mortise and tenon construction. Seat basket of lounge chair with arms attaches to arm frame with invisible screws. Upholstery available in a 100% natural cotton webbing, or a 60% nylon, 40% cotton webbing with stain-protective finish.
- 654LA · risom lounge chair with arms: 23.5"w · 25"d · 29"h, seat height 15.5", arm height 20"
- 654LC · risom lounge chair without arms: 20"w · 28"d · 29.75"h, seat height 16.25"