bedroom house tour


April 18, 2013

Exciting times!  A couple of weekends ago, Dave and I ventured up to the city so that I could at long last get myself this chair for our bedroom.  Oh yes:

curved wood chair with black woven webbing

It’s a lounge chair designed by Jens Risom for Knoll in the 1940s, and was one of the first chairs the company manufactured.  I got it from MCMF – really great people to deal with, by the way, if you’re looking for anything mid-century modern.

The webbing is new, but it turns out the frame carries the original Knoll label (‘Knoll Associates Inc., 601 Madison Avenue, New York 22 N.Y.’ — just like the one on this chair) and it’s likely a first edition, because that’s the address of the first Knoll showroom?  I am going to take extra special care of it.

And that’s the only teaser shot you’ll see of the bedroom, since everything to the left of the chair, dresser, and rug is Sears and tilty grasscloth.  For now.

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  • Reply Soul Pretty April 20, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    OMG…every time I see a knoll chair I think about all the chairs that are just thrown away each year from the various office building in NYC…I once worked for two of the biggest architectural firms in the city and we routinely threw such things away…UGH! I have to remake my contacts and see what’s available…

    That chairs a beauty…enjoy. Oh yeah…your home is the business…

    • Reply karolina April 22, 2013 at 5:02 am

      Oh my goodness, thrown away? Unbelievable. You should definitely see if you can re-home a few. I’m sure you would find plenty of folks who would be interested.

      And thanks for your kind words! I am loving that chair.

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