Inspired by Jens Risom, "Risom Lounge Chair & Ottoman"
- Originally constructed of a birch frame and surplus parachute straps, Jens Risom's iconic Lounge Chair (1943) made the best of the few materials available during WWII.
- Born in Copenhagen in 1916 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1939, Jens Risom made Danish modernism an important part of U.S. design. In 1941, he joined forces with fellow Danish emmigrant Hans Knoll, who soon launched his famous company with 20 pieces of furniture, 15 of which were designed by Risom. Many of these items, including the Risom Lounge Chair.
- After returning from WWII service, he started Jens Risom Design, Inc., where he designed, manufactured and sold furniture.
Dimensions: 42w x 39d x 43.5h cm