A-Chair Metal Base

By Jens Risom , 1961

Originally designed by Jens Risom in 1961 the A-Chair is a graceful expression of an elegant, upholstered chair in a timeless design, boasting an A-frame in the back for added support and as signature detail. The curved lines of the two-piece back and loose seat cushion accentuate the comfort and softness of this foam-filled chair with a base available in solid oak, walnut, black lacquered steel or matt chrome.

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A-Chair Metal Base
A-Chair Metal Base - Model 6542
 
W: 78 cm
D: 87 cm
H: 87 cm
Wt: 25 kg
Cbm: 0.65 cbm
Sh: 42 cm

About The Collection

Jens Risom known for introducing a Scandinavian design sensibility to the American market. There he pursued a successful career designing an array of pieces which stemmed from functionality, imbued with a New York sense of style and savoirfaire. Risom went on to leave a legacy of stunning, streamlined designs.

Echoing his sentiment that ”when sizing up a chair, do it sitting down”, Risom’s design of the A-Chair fuses comfort with a well-tailored sense of class. The A-frame in the back cradles the entire chair, and what began as a functional detail became the signature trait. The slight angle of the back is mirrored in the angles of the arms, adding a sense of equilibrium to the leaned back look. The twopiece back and seat cushion add comfort and are discretely incorporated into the design as graphic elements.

It's graceful, comfort-conscious chair driven by a purpose. Originally conceived in 1961, the A-Chair will always look modern in any milieu, exquisitely executed so lounging becomes a luxury.

Jens Risom

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“Good design means that anything good will go well with other equally good things.”

Jens Risom was a true talent and a pivotal player in the Danish Modernism movement, expecially his role introducing a Scandinavian sensibility to the American market. There he pursued a successful career designing an array of pieces which stemmed from functionality, imbued with a New York sense of style and savoir-faire. Risom went on to influence the global design arena and left a legacy of stunning, streamlined designs.

A strong proponent of the idea that design should be modest, minimal and not centre stage, Risom’s understated approach to elegance is seen in his preference for gentle curves, geometric angles, clever construction and affinity for continuity.