20th Century Design Online
Jens Risom (Danish/American, 1916-2016) for Jens Risom Design Partner's Desk, United States, 1960s, walnut, original handles, aluminum feet, maker's label, ht. 28 1/2, wd. 68, dp. 36 in.
Note: Born in Denmark to the well-known architect Sven Risom, Jens worked in Stockholm for one year before graduating from the prestigious Kundstandvaerkerskolen in Copenhagen. The first true Knoll designer, Jens Risom joined the young Hans Knoll Furniture Company in the early 1940s as the sole designer of interiors and furniture. After serving under General George S. Patton in World War II, Risom launched his own firm, Jens Risom Design (JRD), in 1946. Risom's reputation as a furniture designer continued to grow, and Risom began to promote Scandinavian design in home furniture to the broader American public.
Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.