Risom Lounge Chair

Designed by Jens Risom, 1943
Jens Risom's designs were the first pieces conceived for and manufactured by Knoll. Due to wartime material restrictions, the lounge 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.

Construction and Details

  • Webbing
    • Cotton: 100% natural cotton
    • Sunbrella®: Acrylic/Polyester blended yarn. Has slight stretch, is UV/fade resistant, water repellent, bleach-cleanable and stain resistant (Sunbrella is recommended for use in kitchen and dining areas, or anywhere where you will need to easily clean food stains)
    • Cotton/Nylon: 40/60 blend with water repellent finish
  • Frame
    • Armless chair comes in two versions
    • Frame available is Clear Maple, Ebonized Maple, or Light Walnut
    • Seat basket of arm lounge chair attaches to arm frame with invisible screws
    • Catalyzed lacquer finish

General Dimensions

With Arms:
Width: 23.75"
Depth: 27 ¾"
Height: 30.25"
Seat Height: 16"
Arm Height: 22"

Without Arms:
Width: 20"
Depth: 27.5"
Height: 30.25"
Seat Height: 16"