Jens Risom

Danish, 1916 - 2016

Jens Risom was widely considered one of the first mid-century modern designers to introduce Scandinavian design to the United States. Born in Copenhagen in 1916, Risom attended the School for Arts and Crafts in Denmark, where he studied alongside Hans Wegner. Among Risom’s teachers were Ole Wanscher and Kaare Klint. Risom emigrated to New York in 1939 and by 1942 had designed his first furniture collection in collaboration with Hans Knoll. Together, the duo launched the legendary Knoll furniture company. Risom established his own firm in 1946.

Risom was best known for his elegant yet functional designs. One of his most iconic works was his pared-down, sculptural lounge chair, made of cedar and surplus nylon straps. Risom began experimenting with straps, which became somewhat of a signature, as World War II led to material shortages in the United States. Risom lived to be 100 years old, and will always be remembered as a giant of mid-century Modernism. Jens Risom furniture chairs desks & designs remain popular worldwide.

Jens Risom Sofa in Natural Mohair by... H 33 in W 80 in D 31 in $ 12,000
Jens Risom Low Armchair, Model U-430,... H 29 in W 27 in D 26 in $ 2,800
Jens Risom Low Walnut Armchair by Jens... H 29 in W 26 in D 28 in $ 2,875
Jens Risom Pair of Lounge Chairs by... H 30 in W 32 in D 33 in $ 9,500
Jens Risom Sleek High-Back... H 32 in W 83 in D 33 in $ 4,395
Jens Risom Jens Risom chair, Model... 30% Off Sale Price: $ 1,260
Jens Risom New Upholstered Jens Risom... H 29 in W 49 in D 29 in $ 12,500
Jens Risom Early Jens Risom Walnut and... H 34 in W 31 in D 28 in $ 4,300
Jens Risom Jens Risom Armchair in... H 34 in W 25 in D 22 in $ 1,800
Jens Risom Restored U453 Lounge Chair... H 32.28 in W 30.71 in D 30.71 in
Jens Risom Jens Risom Play Boy Chairs H 32 in W 22 in D 22 in $ 3,000
Jens Risom Jens Risom Walnut Console... H 22 in W 28 in D 17 in $ 2,450
Jens Risom Important Series 65 Sofa... H 29 in W 92 in D 37 in
Jens Risom Jens Risom Rosewood Desk,... H 28.74 in W 66.93 in D 35.43 in $ 4,900
Jens Risom Jens Risom A-Line Lounge... H 34 in W 30 in D 30 in $ 7,500
Jens Risom 1960's Jens Risom... H 31 in W 26 in D 28 in $ 3,800
Jens Risom Jens Risom Solid Walnut... H 28 in W 77 in D 20 in $ 3,840
Jens Risom Set of Three Walnut and... H 18 in W 18 in DIA 15 in $ 7,000
Jens Risom Jens Risom Floating Bench H 15 in W 48 in D 18 in $ 3,000
Jens Risom Jens Risom Set of Eight Chairs H 32 in W 19 in D 16 in $ 3,575
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