Pair of Vintage Jens Risom Walnut Swivel Lounge Arm Chairs Suede Seat

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Jens Risom
Jens Risom
Jens Risom emigrated from Europe to the U.S. when he was just 23 years of age. Like other Scandinavian designers such as Josef Frank and Kaare Klint, Risom continued to honor tradition in modern design, combining old and new in highly original ways.
Jens Risom`s career has spanned nearly sixty years. He began his study of design in the Copehagen workshop of Kaare Klint in 1935 and joined Ernst Kuhn`s architectural office in 1938, where he designed furniture and interiors. In 1939, Risom emigrated to the U.S. and in 1941 designed the first chair manufactured by Knoll. Risom described the chair as “very basic, very simple, inexpensive, easy to make.” The chair was constructed with a birch wood frame and, because of wartime materials constraints, cheap but strong army surplus webbing and has inspired countless imitations.
Risom continued to create simple, well-crafted modern furniture with Knoll and George Jensen, but established his own design studio, Jens Risom Design, in 1946. The studio was acquired by Dictaphone in 1970 and in 1973, Risom became chief executive of Design Control, a Connecticut based design consultancy.
In the 1970`s, he acted as a trustee of the Rhode Island School of design. Now in his eighties, Jens Risom continues to be active and his work continues to reflect the Danish approach to modernism, with its emphasis on traditional values and the human need for warmth, beauty and simplicity. Modern American design owes much to his unfailing sense of proportion, commitment to practicality and insight into the forms of modern living.

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Pair of Walnut Swivel Lounge Chairs by Jens Risom

USA
1960s
Pair of swivel lounge chairs in original purple vinyl upholstery with walnut bases designed by Jens Risom.
Detachable suede cushions.

This ad is for (2) chairs
26.5″ Width x 26″ Depth x 34.5″ Height
Seat height 18″

Upholstery >Very good vintage
Age appropriate wear

Superficial scratches to vinyl; Not visible

Suede seat cushions have been professionally reupholstered

 

Base >Excellent Refinished

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