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 and cane-mesh backrest and solid wood frame. The cane back version of 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 C140 Chair (1955) comes in a solid oak or walnut frame with its seat upholstered in fabric or leather and a backrest in cane-mesh. Please make your selection of wood finish and upholstery category in the Wood Finishes and Upholstery options above, indicating the upholstery reference in the "Note to Do Shop" section at the checkout. Please contact us if you have any further questions on options and finishes.
The Risom Collection comprises two chairs, a lounge chair, a desk and some shelves. The collection is most famous for the cane back Risom Chair 140, which 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.
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.
Production & Lead Time
Custom-made to order in approximately 14-16 weeks.
Stock in selected finishes may be available for immediate shipping, please enquire for more details.
1-2 weeks for shipping, depending on location.
W 58.7 x D 57.7 x H 82.3 x SH 45.5 cm
Materials & Finishes
Frame: solid walnut or oak in various finishes
Seat: upholstered in fabric or leather
Product Tech Sheet
Materials and Finishes Guide
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