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.

The Answer Is Jens Risom
Jens Risom (1916-2016) changed America's perception of Danish modern furniture.
Happy 100th Birthday, Jens Risom
A tribute to honor the 100th birthday of midcentury master Jens Risom.
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 Family Reflects on the Danish Modern Giant at 100
The designer's granddaughter muses on growing up and living with his well-loved creations.
10 Tiny Houses We Love
Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the world—and probably because it really just makes sense.
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.
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Watch us assemble the direct-to-consumer startup’s chair.
Products We Love: Snake Blocks
Watch us try out an old-school plastic toy that's been reinvented in tactile wood.
20 A-Frame Homes We Love
A-frame homes have an iconic appearance that has stood the test of time—and they continue to capture the imagination today.
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While loft living might not be for everyone, others find it dream-worthy.
We Love These 10 Show-Stopping Modern Wardrobes
Almost as important as the clothes you buy is how you store them.
10 Buildings We Love by Piers Taylor
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8 Japanese-Inspired Spaces We Love
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10 Jean Nouvel Buildings We Love
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10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings We Love
“The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the...
6 Modern Modular Homes We Love in Colorado
From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of prefabricated, modular homes in Colorado.
6 Modern Midwest Prefab Homes We Love
Don’t fly over these compact but cool prefabs in the American Heartland.
12 Renzo Piano Buildings We Love
Regularly cited as the father of "high-tech" buildings, Pritzker Prize-winning Italian architect Renzo Piano's designs showcase...
17 Arne Jacobsen Designs We Love
We’re celebrating the birthday of the iconic designer and architect by looking back at some of his best work.