Jens RisomJens Risom’s spot in the canon of mid-century American design is one marked by displacement. Some of the accolades heaped upon the great designers should rightly have gone to Risom, who, with Hans Knoll, began priming the market for modern design as early as 1941 with the Risom-designed 600 line for Knoll. It included the first Knoll chair ever. View his prefab house in Rhode Island here.  Photo 1 of 6 in Fascinating Risom
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A workstation in Risom’s office (bottom) shows evidence that the designer is still very much active; a pile of sketches sits in the basket to the left of the table, and ephemera from early Jens Risom Design marketing material decorate the wall.  Photo 3 of 6 in Fascinating Risom
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Like many of his generation, Risom still sketches by hand.  Photo 2 of 6 in Fascinating Risom
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