Sunday, July 31, 2011
The Saddest Jens Risom Chair Ever? Status: Available At Steve's Antiques.
I could almost hear this chair whispering, "Kill.....Me..." It made me ponder: what do you do with an iconic chair that is just too far gone? How far does one go to rescue a chair like this?
Oh...My....(expletive deleted)...God. What happened to this chair??? Who would let this
happen to a Risom / Knoll chair and I hope that they suffer / suffered the same fate. My first
reaction upon stumbling upon this at Steve's Antiques today was "SWEET!!!", but my heart
dropped in the next second as I realized how far gone the chair is. I couldn't even bring myself
to sit in it as it was all loose and rickety. The dry rotten strapping may be all that is holding it
Hmmmm...I guess that the strapping isn't "color fast"! Look how Red the strapping is on the
underside. I wonder how many years this sat outside to get to this condition. Let this be a
warning to all who would place chairs like these on their porch or deck. They will die a tragic &
So, can this be saved? What do you think and what is this worth in this condition in your
opinion? Would you buy it? I didn't even ask about the price as I knew I just couldn't bring it
home...it just too sad.