(1916 - 2016)
Jens Risom was active/lived in New York, Connecticut / Denmark. Jens Risom is known for modernist furniture design, arts and crafts chairs, benches.
Biography Jens Risom
"Jens Risom, Modernist Designer Whose Furniture Still Has Legs, Dies at 100"
By Jacob Bernstein, The New York Times, December 22, 2016
Jens Risom, the Danish furniture maestro who helped bring midcentury modern design to the United States through his work with Knoll Studio, died on Dec. 9 at his home in New Canaan, Conn. He was 100.
His death was confirmed by a friend, Mark Jespersen.
Defined by sharp Scandinavian lines and fused with the rustic aura of Shakerism and American arts and crafts, the armless, affordable chair that became Mr. Risom’s signature in 1942 was one of the first mass-produced modernist furniture pieces introduced in the United States and not Europe.
It both introduced Knoll as
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