Description from Design Within Reach
Jens Risom has been a part of the DWR family from the beginning, which is why its appropriate 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 designed in 1949 for the Caribe Hilton Hotel in Puerto Rico. Decades 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 Risoms input, they are smarter solutions that take advantage of resources and tools that werent 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.
- DWR Exclusive.
- Materials :Solid walnut frame; plywood panel under the seat cushion; Maharam Milestonefabric, 78% post-industrial recycled polyester, 15% polyester, 7% nylon.