Knoll Risom Side Chair
Jens Risom, 1941
Jens Risom’s designs were the first pieces conceived for and manufactured by Knoll. Due to wartime material restrictions, the side chair was originally constructed of simple maple frames and discarded parachute webbing. Described as good, honest furniture design, the collection helped establish Knoll as an early source of modern design in America.
Built using traditional joinery, the Risom chair is a durable, enduring piece of modernism. The webbing is cotton or a cotton/nylon blend available in a wide array of colours.