Jens Risom (1916-2016) changed America's perception of Danish modern furniture. One could argue, though, that Jens 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.

Fascinating Risom
Jens Risom is enjoying his place in the canon of mid-century furniture designers while also distinguishing himself as a great...
The Answer Is Jens Risom
Jens Risom (1916-2016) changed America's perception of Danish modern furniture.
Jens Risom’s Family Reflects on the Danish Modern Giant at 100
The designer's granddaughter muses on growing up and living with his well-loved creations.
Knoll Inspiration: The Answer is Risom
Discover the story behind the original Knoll collection, the 600 Series and 650...
Happy 100th Birthday, Jens Risom
A tribute to honor the 100th birthday of midcentury master Jens Risom.
Knoll Inspiration: In Conversation with Helen Risom
This story was originally published on Knoll Inspiration in 2016.
Design Classic: Jens Risom Collection
Jens Risom's 1942 designs for Knoll were born out of wartime necessity but went on to become signature midcentury modern designs.
Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat
Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.
Into Danish Modern Furniture? Buy These Vintage Jens Risom Pieces Right Now
In our October issue, Jens Risom’s granddaughter pays tribute to the maestro’s life and career.
A Cartography Exhibition Uncovers Fascinating Maps About the Bay Area
At SPUR, a new exhibition entitled Urban Cartography surveys map making in the digital age.
Airstream: Re-designing an American icon
Mobile + Home: what is so fascinating about the juxtaposition of these two seemingly irreconcilable...
Marble District By Francesco Luciani
A natural and industrial landscape captured in fascinating detail.
All About Alpaca
Warm, soft and super fluffy, our Alpaca Throws are the ultimate cuddly companions.
New School Architecture
The American Institute of Architects San Francisco chapter has a fascinating exhibition in their gallery right now that asks how...
Circa 1955
With all the romanticism about mid-century modernism, it's fascinating to crack open a time capsule and see how people really...
The Mosque
The Mosque.
Married to the Eiffel Tower
Earlier this week I watched a truly fascinating documentary from 2008 called Married to the Eiffel Tower which ran on Channel 5...
Method Laundry Pump
A few weeks ago I attended a press event at method, which is headquartered conveniently around the corner from our Dwell offices.
The Met's Moroccan Court
In reaching out to Moroccan architect Adil Naji and his network of artisans to develop the new Moroccan Court, the Metropolitan...

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