rare armchair simple stylist design by Jens Risom in original condition Cc 1960’s Danish
Jens Risom was widely considered one of the first mid-century modern designers to introduce Scandinavian design to the United States. Born in Copenhagen in 1916, Risom attended the School for Arts and Crafts in Denmark, where he studied alongside Hans Wegner. Among Risom’s teachers were Ole Wanscher and Kaare Klint. Risom emigrated to New York in 1939 and by 1942 had designed his first furniture collection in collaboration with Hans Knoll. Together, the duo launched the legendary Knoll furniture company. Risom established his own firm in 1946.