Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Jens Risom Lounge Chair Redo
Some time ago I picked up a Jens Risom Lounge Chair from a buddy in trade for some tools and some lumber. Not to long after I picked up the chair, Design Within Reach decided to partner with Jens Risom and reissue this classic chair originally designed in 1949 for the Caribe Hilton Hotel in Puerto Rico. The chair needed reupholstered and a good amount of teak oil to bring it back to life. Its amazing what several coats of teak oil and some 0000 steel wool will do to some Walnut. We had the cushions redone by Rowzee Upholstery in Maharam's Eames Small Dot fabric. I'm thrilled with the way the chair turned out. Stay tuned for more progress as we get prepared for the homes tour this weekend.