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Mid Century Coffee Table by Jens Risom with Three Drawers 1950s

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Mid Century Rosewood Coffee Table by Jens Risom with Three Drawers 1950s on PHILOLUX
Mid Century Rosewood Coffee Table by Jens Risom with Three Drawers 1950s on PHILOLUX
Mid Century Rosewood Coffee Table by Jens Risom with Three Drawers 1950s on PHILOLUX

Mid Century Coffee Table by Jens Risom with Three Drawers 1950s

2,000.00

Square coffee table by Jens Risom with predominant wood grain. Three drawers with discrete, recessed pulls. Rare version of Risom's American Classic.

 

Dimensions

  • 21in.Hx30in.Wx30in.D
  • 53cmHx76cmWx76cmD

 

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Born in Denmark in 1916, Jens Risom was a classmate of Hans Wegner and Børge Mogensen from 1935 to 1938 at the School for Arts and Crafts of Copenhagen. He learned under the teachings of masters like Kaare Klint.

After associating with the young furniture entrepreneur Hans Knoll, Jens Risom designed the first Knoll logo and 16 out of 20 pieces for the first line of Knoll furniture in 1942 before being drafted into the US Army. At his return from Europe, he worked for Knoll in New York until he founded his own company in 1946, JRD Jens Risom designs. In the early 1950s Jens Risom hired Richard Avedon for a series of powerful advertising on seamless white backgrounds, it brought such a frank success that the company had to expand its manufacturing capacities to another location.

During his career, Jens Risom brought the idioms of Danish design to American furniture legacy and American culture. After designing the first Knoll chair in 1941, his chairs are now in the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York.

 

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Square coffee table by Jens Risom with predominant wood grain. Three drawers with discrete, recessed pulls. Rare version of Risom's American Classic.

 

Dimensions

  • 21in.Hx30in.Wx30in.D
  • 53cmHx76cmWx76cmD

 

Inquire

 

Born in Denmark in 1916, Jens Risom was a classmate of Hans Wegner and Børge Mogensen from 1935 to 1938 at the School for Arts and Crafts of Copenhagen. He learned under the teachings of masters like Kaare Klint.

After associating with the young furniture entrepreneur Hans Knoll, Jens Risom designed the first Knoll logo and 16 out of 20 pieces for the first line of Knoll furniture in 1942 before being drafted into the US Army. At his return from Europe, he worked for Knoll in New York until he founded his own company in 1946, JRD Jens Risom designs. In the early 1950s Jens Risom hired Richard Avedon for a series of powerful advertising on seamless white backgrounds, it brought such a frank success that the company had to expand its manufacturing capacities to another location.

During his career, Jens Risom brought the idioms of Danish design to American furniture legacy and American culture. After designing the first Knoll chair in 1941, his chairs are now in the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York.