Collection by Zachary Edelson

Jens Risom Designs in Modern Homes


Danish-born Jens Risom is a designer who helped lead the midcentury modern movement; he helped found Knoll (in 1942, the Hans Knoll Furniture Company) and started his own firm after World War II. While many of his works are on display in museums, the designs (vintage or recently produced) still populate modern homes.

Chris Grimley and Kelly Smith transformed a cramped apartment into a family-friendly home.
The oversize conference table in Bob Weinstein’s live/work loft (like the cocktail table in the foreground) was...
The Sub-Zero beverage chiller sits in easy proximity to the lounge area adjacent to the kitchen.
The living room is outfiited with Jens Risom chairs found on eBay.
A Jens Risom side chair centers the living room, which looks across the courtyard to the bedroom pavilion.
In the living and dining area of Jean Risom's Block Island family retreat, mostly vintage Risom furnishings share space...