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 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
Jens Risom Pair of Jens Risom Walnut... H 30 in W 29 in D 30 in $ 6,200
Jens Risom Pair of Jens Risom Low... H 28 in W 23 in D 29 in
Jens Risom Set of 8 solid walnut and... H 17 in W 24 in D 24 in $ 5,200
Jens Risom Jens Risom Mid-Century... H 35.04 in W 24.41 in D 21.65 in $ 15,960
Jens Risom Upholstered Bench H 16 in W 49 in D 18 in $ 9,500
Jens Risom 1941s Pair of Two “Vostra”... H 28.35 in W 23.62 in D 31.5 in
Jens Risom Jens Risom Floating Three... H 33 in W 77 in D 30 in $ 7,200
Jens Risom Rare Oak and Aluminum Jens... H 28 in W 72 in D 37 in $ 4,700
Jens Risom JENS RISOM WALNUT SETTEE H 32 in W 55 in D 32 in $ 5,000
Jens Risom Jens Risom Walnut Cradled... H 32 in W 55 in D 32 in $ 5,000
Jens Risom Rare Three-Seat Jens Risom... H 29.92 in W 59.06 in D 26.77 in
Jens Risom Pair of Footstools by Jens... H 17 in W 19 in D 15 in $ 4,800
Jens Risom 1960's Jens Risom... H 32 in W 24 in D 24 in
Jens Risom Set of Mid-Century Modern... H 34 in W 19 in D 20 in $ 2,600
Jens Risom Pair of Four Foot Floating... H 14 in W 48 in D 18 in $ 14,500
Jens Risom 1950's Jens Risom... H 29 in W 60 in D 21 in $ 3,800
Jens Risom Pair of Sofas in Natural... H 33 in W 80 in D 31 in $ 12,000
Jens Risom Jens Risom Set of Eight Mid... H 31 in W 23 in D 23 in $ 5,800
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