Our Editor-in-Chief's Favorite Furniture on Chairish
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- Danish designer Jens Risom, who designed the first-ever Knoll chair, collaborated with DWR to offer their Jens Risom Collection. Here's a few of our favorite pieces.
Please join Dwell's Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron and architect Joseph Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture on December 4, 2012 at the new WeCross space as they discuss America's love affair (and frustrations) with prefab.
Dwell put prefab design back on the map twelve years ago when we explored the "old" idea with innovative design minds eager to iterate a classic mid-century concept. Since then, it has evolved thanks to smart designers reminding us how beautiful prefab can be.
This year's issue will include a personal tour of Jens Risom's house on Block Island as well as a look at the evolution of prefab, with highlights such as the next generation of concrete block construction used in South Africa. Joseph Tanney's newest project is also featured and will be a main talking point in the evening's discussion.
The special edition Claude dresser marries two of the 1970s favorite colors, avocado green and mustard yellow, with a rich walnut frame. This blast from the mid-century past and can add a retro touch to contemporary spaces. Isn't it great that we can choose trends of the decade to keep in our homes (funky, chunky furniture) and leave others (disco and bellbottoms) behind?
San Francisco–based industrial designers Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers sit down with Dwell's Editor-in-Chief, Sam Grawe, to talk about their thoughts on the future of transportation.
In the late 1960s, designer Jens Risom sought an affordable vacation home for his family on Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island. Now some 45 years later, the prefab cottage still exists to serve the needs of the growing Risom brood. Read the full story in our Prefab Comes Home issue on newsstands now.
- Jens Risom is enjoying his place in the canon of mid-century furniture designers while also distinguishing himself as a great contemporary designer.
- Jens Risom's 1942 designs for Knoll were born out of wartime necessity but went on to become signature midcentury modern designs.
Danish-born American designer Jens Risom--one of the first designers to bring the traditional Scandinavian values of function and craftsmanship to the United States--has collaborated with Rocket Gallery and Benchmark Furniture in an exhibition that's part of the 2010 London Design Festival.
Mar Mar Co., in collaboration with Rocket Gallery, are showing some pieces from the new re-issue of Risom’s classic designs from the 1950s and 1960s. These pieces have been made by Benchmark with the close involvement of the ninety-four year old Risom himself.