Design Within Reach Jens Bench - Walnut
H20" W63" D18"
Jens Risom has been a part of the DWR family from the beginning, which is why it's appropriate that he should be involved with one of the first projects by DWR Design Studio. In 2007, we started collaborating with Risom to design a bench and reintroduce a chair and ottoman he originally designed in 1949 for the Caribe Hilton Hotel in Puerto Rico. Risom worked closely with us through every step, from reviewing prototypes, to adjusting tiny details, to advocating cost effective changes in the manufacturing process. The Jens Bench (2008) has a “floating” cushion that can be positioned to the left, right or center, leaving an area of exposed wood to the side. The result is a seat and built-in side table in one streamlined piece. Like all of the furniture by this iconic designer, the Jens Bench has a subtle Scandinavian sensibility that works with modern and traditional settings. Or, as Risom put it, “Good design means that anything good will go well with other equally good things.” The reversible cushion has a removable slipcover for cleaning. Materials Solid walnut frame; MDF panel with walnut veneer under the seat cushion; Maharam Milestone fabric, 78% post-industrial recycled polyester, 15%polyester, 7% nylon.