risom round side table

risom round side table

Design Jens Risom, 1941
Clear maple, walnut
Made in USA by Knoll

Jens Risom's original 1941 collection for Knoll incorporates a natural aesthetic, characteristic of understated Scandinavian design. Risom's tables display the same sturdy, straightforward construction and organic shapes that embody his distinctive style. The collection includes the round dining table, the square and round side tables and the amoeba-shaped coffee table.

Danish-born Jens Risom immigrated to the United States in 1939 and designed Knoll's first commissioned collection, including a range of simple birchwood chairs in 1941. After World War II, he founded his own company and was among the first to manufacture furniture consisting of interchangeable standard components. Risom was knighted by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark in 1996.

Table is available in your choice of clear maple with maple legs, ebonized walnut top with ebonized maple legs or light walnut top & legs.

round side table: 18" dia. | 20" h

$618.00 + plus shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special table to be created and shipped to your location)

Jens Risom

Danish-born Jens Risom (b. 1916) received his education in Denmark. He later worked as a designer of furniture and interiors in the Copenhagen office of architect Ernst Kuhn. After immigrating to the United States in 1939, he designed Hans Knoll's first commissioned collection, including a range of simple birchwood chairs. He then teamed with entrepreneur to launch the Hans Knoll Furniture Company in 1942, with 15 of the 20 pieces in the inaugural "600" line designed by Risom. He has been cited as one of the first to introduce Scandinavian design to the United States. After World War II, he founded his own company and was among the first to manufacture furniture consisting of interchangeable standard components.
Hans Knoll, the son of a pioneer German furniture manufacturer, founded the Knoll company in New York City in 1938, one year after immigrating from Germany. He hired Florence Schust, a Cranbrook graduate who had worked for Gropius and Breuer, and the two were married in 1946. The next year, they opened a textiles division and showroom that was flanked with some of the worlds leading designers. Knoll would triumph thanks to impressive international contacts, gaining exclusive rights to the works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and producing them to their original specifications. This included the 1929 Barcelona Chair. They also commissioned Eero Saarinen to design the now iconic Tulip chair, and hold the rights to Marcel Breuer’s seminal Wassily Chair. Artists such as Harry Bertoia, Jens Risom, and Isamu Noguchi would also collaborate with Knoll.
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