Risom C140 Chair

The Risom C140 Chair (1955) was originally designed by Jens Risom and recently reissued by Stellar Works.  The classic good looks of the chair is instantly recognisable by its comfortable upholstered seat, solid wood frame and cane mesh backrest.  The chair was used in the White House in the 1960s, with President Lyndon B. Johnson photographed sitting on it whilst he signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964.  The Risom C140 chair is a timeless classic which works well at home around the dining table and in commercial spaces such as offices and hotel rooms.

The Risom chair comes in a solid ash or walnut frame with its seat upholstered in fabric and the back in a cane mesh.  For the upholstery, Stellar works recommends Hallingdal 65 from Kvadrat, designed by mid-century Danish designer iconic Nanna Ditzel, in 457 (yellow), 547 (orange) 850 (blue), though other options are available, please refer to the fabrics and finishes guide for more information. Please make your selection of wood type and fabric category in the options below and indicate the colour finish (for the ash version) and the fabric reference in the "Note to Do Shop" section at the checkout. The Risom chair is also available with a fabric upholstered back (C142 version). Please contact us if you have any further questions on fabrics and finishes. 

The Risom Collection comprises four chairs, a lounge chair, a coffee table, a desk and some shelves.

Jens Risom, who designed the first Knoll chair in 1941, received his education in Denmark at the Krebs' School, St. Anne Vester School, University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen's Kunståndvaerkerskolen. He worked as a designer of furniture and interiors in the Copenhagen office of architect Ernst Kuhn.

Stellar Works is a contemporary design brand which brings together East and West, heritage and modernity, as well as craft and industry.  The brand benefits from having a production base in China, operational management from Japan and creative input from designers from around the world.  Their designs combine Asian motifs with European styles, creating products which feel fresh yet timeless.

  • Design: Jens Risom
  • Dimensions: W 58.7 x D 57.7 x H 82.3 x SH 45.5 cm
  • Materials: solid ash or walnut frame, upholstery and cane
  • Finishes and Upholstery: please refer to the fabrics and finishes guide for more information
  • Country of Origin: China
  • This item is made to order at the Stellar Works factory in China.  The delivery lead time therefore depends on the product specification, order quantity and shipping mode chosen by you.  Please contact us for more information

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