Danish designer Jens Risom, who designed the first-ever Knoll chair, collaborated with DWR to offer their Jens Risom Collection. Here's a few of our favorite pieces.
In 2007, Design Within Reach started collaborating with Jens Risom to reintroduce the chair and ottoman he originally designed in 1949 for the Caribe Hilton Hotel in Puerto Rico. The Jens Chair and Ottoman (2008) look the same as the ones made in 1949, but thanks to Risom’s input, they are smarter solutions that take advantage of resources and tools that weren’t available 60 years ago. As Risom put it, "Good design means that anything good will go well with other equally good things." Jens Armchair, $935
The Risom Stool, $348
The Risom Rocker (2009) has a nine-button tufted back; a nod toward the classic Danish modern aesthetic that can be found in all of Risom’s work. Made in U.S.A. Contact DWR for details
Widely known as the first chair to be designed for Knoll©, the Risom Lounge Chair brought the natural materials and understated form of Scandinavian design to large-scale U.S. production. The streamlined maple-hardwood frame is joined with mortise-and-tenon construction. Each piece is stamped with the KnollStudio logo and the designer's signature. Manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. $770
The Jens Ottoman, $467.50