Jens Risom for Knoll 652 webbed lounge chair. Black cotton straps and maple frame. Early Knoll International label.
29.5″ H x 24″ W x 27″ D
Jens Risom (May 8, 1916 – December 9th, 2016) was born in Denmark and studied design at the Copenhagen School of Industrial Arts and Design. He studied under Ole Wanscher and Kaare Klint, with classmates such as Hans Wegner and Børge Mogensen.
In the late 1930s, he moved to the United Sates and in 1941 began working with Hans Knoll. In 1942 the 600 series of furniture was introduced under the new company, Hans Knoll Furniture Company. During World War II, Risom served in the United States Army under General George S. Patton. After completing his duty, Risom returned to Knoll for a short time, but left to start Jens Risom Design.
MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum all have Risom designs in their permanent collections.