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Known for introducing a minimalist, Scandinavian aesthetic to the United States in the 1930s, Jens Risom has been canonized as a master of mid-century modern design. Clean lines, light wood, and monochromatic upholstery characterize Risom’s signature style. After catching the attention of the well-known furniture dealer Hans Knoll in the early 1940s, Risom designed the first 15 pieces of the collection that launched Knoll’s renowned business. Risom later went on to establish his own namesake furniture collection, which became a household fixture. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson famously selected one of Risom’s chairs for the Oval Office.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Peter Blake Gallery at Art Palm Springs 2018Peter Blake Gallery
2017
Spring AdditionsOpen Air Modern
August AdditionsOpen Air Modern
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Jens Risom Design

Four Rare Barstools, Denmark, 1950s

Walnut, Brass, Vinyl
39 × 16 × 18 1/2 in
99.1 × 40.6 × 47 cm
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RW
Rago/Wright

Seat Height: 29.5"

Medium
Signature
Paper labels

Known for introducing a minimalist, Scandinavian aesthetic to the United States in the 1930s, Jens Risom has been canonized as a master of mid-century modern design. Clean lines, light wood, and monochromatic upholstery characterize Risom’s signature style. After catching the attention of the well-known furniture dealer Hans Knoll in the early 1940s, Risom designed the first 15 pieces of the collection that launched Knoll’s renowned business. Risom later went on to establish his own namesake furniture collection, which became a household fixture. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson famously selected one of Risom’s chairs for the Oval Office.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Jens Risom Design
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