Jens Risom Model 666 for Knoll Reupholstered Side Chairs c.1941
An original set of six Jens Risom for Knoll Model 666 WSP dining side chairs. Constructed of solid Maple frames and reupholstered wool fabric.
- CREATOR Jens Risom for Knoll Associates.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1941. Reupholstered in 2014.
- MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES Solid Maple, Wool.
CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor wear on the frames throughout. Very sturdy. Seats have no tears, fading or stains.
DIMENSIONS H 31.25 in. W 17.5 in. D 17 in. Seat Height 18 in.
The first true Knoll designer, Jens Risom joined the young Hans Knoll Furniture Company in the early 1940s as the sole designer of interiors and furniture. Born in Denmark to the well-known architect Sven Risom, Jens worked in Stockholm for one year before graduating from the prestigious Kundstandvaerkerskolen in Copenhagen.
Risom left Denmark for the United States in 1938 and, for two years, served as Director of Interior Design at the studio of Dan Cooper, Inc. in New York before starting a freelance career specializing in furniture and textiles. It was during this time that he met Hans Knoll. The pair collaborated on an exhibition for the New York World’s Fair. Knoll asked Risom, who had been searching for a promoter and manufacturer, to help him design interiors for clients around New York.