Pair Vintage Jens Risom Walnut Lounge Slipper Chairs

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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.

Pair Jens Risom Walnut Slipper Chairs
USA
Circa 1960`s
Newly upholstered in oatmeal fabric

Walnut frame
Great lines and design

Ad includes (2) lounge chairs

25″ width 30″ depth 28.5″ height
seat height 16″
Frame >Excellent Refinished
Upholstery >Excellent Newly Upholstered
We have multiple chairs available that need to be reupholstered
Fabric is faded; reupholstering recommended please inquire about prices
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