One of Risom's most popular designs is what is known today as The Risom Lounge Chair. He designed it in 1941, and its ingenuity was born out of a necessity: a scarcity of the usual furniture-making materials during World War II. Well, perhaps I should say a surplus of some materials; the woven straps on the original chair were surplus parachute straps. The base was crafted of birch wood.
Today the straps are made of heavy-duty cotton, not up-cycled parachute straps. You can probably find the last of those in the memories of your 1980s elementary school gym class. Let's Play with the Parachute Day sure beat the heck out of Dodgeball Day, didn't it?