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.
Jens Risom Bench
Running into legendary designer Jens Risom in the halls at DWR headquarters was one of the many pleasures of working here.
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.
Jens Risom T.301 Hexagonal Coffee Table
Born in Copenhagen in 1916, Jens Risom immigrated to the U.S. in 1939 and began a towering design career, initially working with...
Jens Risom Rocker
Running into legendary designer Jens Risom in the halls at DWR headquarters was one of the many pleasures of working here.
Jens Risom Low Table
The Risom Low Table (1942), launched in 2021 as an homage to the designer, is a testament to Jens Risom’s role as a pioneer in...
Jens Risom Desk
Running into legendary designer Jens Risom in the halls at DWR headquarters was one of the many pleasures of working here.