Jens Risom for DWR

JENS CHAIR
2008
solid walnut frame and maharam milestone fabric, 78% post-industrial recycled polyester, 15% polyester, 7% nylon
29 1/2 x 28 x 28 inches, seat height 16 inches

Jens Risom has been a part of the DWR family from the begin- ning, which is why it’s appropri- ate that he should be involved with one of the first projects by DWR Design Studio. In 2007, we started collaborating with Risom to reintroduce the chair and ottoman he originally de- signed in 1949 for the Caribe Hilton Hotel in Puerto Rico. De- cades have passed since this collection was in production, and Risom worked closely with us in every step of its return, from reviewing prototypes, to adjusting tiny details, to advocating cost effective changes in the manufacturing process. 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. Like all of the furniture by this iconic designer, this collection has a subtle Scandinavian sensibility that works with modern and traditional settings. Or, as Risom put it, “Good design means that anything good will go well with other equally good things.” The reversible cushions have removable slipcovers for cleaning.

estimated retail value: $1,100

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