06-22-2013 06-22-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
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June 22, 2013 10:00AMCalender

Two Jens Risom Lounge Chairs

Auction: 20th Century Design - 2661B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 22, 2013 10:00AM


Two Jens Risom Lounge Chairs
Walnut and leather
Mid-20th century
Black leather seat and back on angular walnut frame, one with paper label from Contemporary, a furniture retailer on Harvard Street in Brookline, Massachusetts, ht. 29, wd. 27, dp. 29 in.

Note: The chair was originally designed for the Caribe Hilton hotel in Puerto Rico. Risom, born and educated in Denmark, moved to the United States in 1939 and was one of the first designers for the Knoll Furniture Company when it opened in 1942. After World War II, he started his own company, Jens Risom Design.
Estimate $800-1,000

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