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.
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.