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Vintage Jens Risom Design Teak Dining Table
By Jens Risom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning Jens Risom design dining table is constructed from beautiful Mid-Century teak. Iconic yet practical Danish design makes this a stunning table perfect for home or busine...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Aluminum

Set of Four Vintage Jens Risom Side Chairs
By Jens Risom
Located in Oakville, CT
Set of four authentic Jens Risom side chairs in oak. In good shape all around, wear is commensurate with age. Fabric could do with a cleaning or reupholstering. Foam has not disinteg...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Fabric, Foam, Wood, Oak

  • Set of Four Vintage Jens Risom Side Chairs
  • Set of Four Vintage Jens Risom Side Chairs
  • Set of Four Vintage Jens Risom Side Chairs
  • Set of Four Vintage Jens Risom Side Chairs
H 31.25 in. W 20.75 in. D 21 in.
Pair of Vintage Jens Risom Walnut Swivel Lounge Armchairs
By Jens Risom
Located in Pasadena, TX
A pair of walnut swivel lounge chairs in original purple composite upholstery with walnut bases and detachable suede cushions designed by Jens Risom.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Suede, Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Vintage Jens Risom Walnut Lounge Slipper Chairs
By Jens Risom
Located in Pasadena, TX
Jens Risom emigrated from Europe to the U.S. when he was just 23 years of age. Like other Scandinavian designers such as Josef Frank and Kaare Klint, Risom continued to honor traditi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Walnut

One Vintage Jens Risom for Knoll Lounge Chairs
By Jens Risom, Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
One mid-century modern armless lounge chair designed by Jens Risom for Knoll originally in 1946. This early design has a hard maple frame with new linen upholstery.
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Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Maple

Original Vintage Jens Risom Extension Dining Table with Six Chairs and Buffet
By Jens Risom
Located in New York, NY
Jens Risom Period is 1950s. Extension table Table is 56” x 38” W and it extends to 92” height 29" 2 armchairs, 4 side chairs, in original upholstery. Buffet Measures: L 60", D ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Wood

Vintage Midcentury Restored Jens Risom U-620 Bench
By Jens Risom
Located in Pasadena, TX
Jens Risom Jens Risom emigrated from Europe to the U.S. when he was just 23 years of age. Like other Scandinavian designers such as Josef Frank and Kaare Klint, Risom continued to...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Leather, Walnut

Jens Risom Vintage Sofa with Sculpted Walnut Frame
By Jens Risom
Located in New York, NY
Jens Risom Classic vintage three-seat sofa. Restored and newly upholstered in white linen. Walnut in excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Walnut

Vintage Leather and Walnut Sofa by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Burbank, CA
Fabulous vintage leather sofa designed by Jens Risom for Risom Design Inc. in United States, circa 1950s. An elegant sofa recently upholstered in Italian leather. It consists of a so...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Walnut

  • Vintage Leather and Walnut Sofa by Jens Risom
  • Vintage Leather and Walnut Sofa by Jens Risom
  • Vintage Leather and Walnut Sofa by Jens Risom
  • Vintage Leather and Walnut Sofa by Jens Risom
H 33.5 in. W 79 in. D 30.5 in.
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Walnut Jens Risom Desk
By Jens Risom
Located in Pasadena, TX
A vintage midcentury single-pedestal walnut desk made by Jens Risom fully restored. This desk features two drawers with a pencil drawer and a pull-out surface. This Classic piece of ...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Walnut

Vintage Midcentury Danish Jens Risom Teak Glass Bar Cart
By Jens Risom
Located in Pasadena, TX
Jens Risom emigrated from Europe to the U.S. when he was just 23 years of age. Like other Scandinavian designers such as Josef Frank and Kaare Klint, Risom continued to honour tradit...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

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Teak

Pair of Vintage Midcentury Restored Jens Risom Lounge Chairs
By Jens Risom
Located in Pasadena, TX
Jens Risom`s career has spanned nearly sixty years. He began his study of design in the Copenhagen workshop of Kaare Klint in 1935 and joined Ernst Kuhn`s architectural office in 193...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Cowhide, Walnut

Pair of Restored Vintage Midcentury Jens Risom Lounge Chairs
By Jens Risom
Located in Pasadena, TX
Jens Risom Jens Risom emigrated from Europe to the U.S. when he was just 23 years of age. Like other Scandinavian designers such as Josef Frank and Kaare Klint, Risom continued to...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Pair of Vintage Walnut Lounge Chairs by Jens Risom Design
By Jens Risom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning pair of Mid-Century Modern arm chairs by Jens Risom Design feature extremely thick padded seating, a floating style backrest, and sculpted arm rests. A sturdy walnut fr...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Set of Vintage Modern Walnut Armchairs
By Jens Risom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This set of six stylish Mid-Century Modern armchairs feature spacious sturdy seats and hardwood frames. Upholstered seats and backs are comfortably padded while the vintage walnut fi...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Walnut

  • Set of Vintage Modern Walnut Armchairs
  • Set of Vintage Modern Walnut Armchairs
  • Set of Vintage Modern Walnut Armchairs
  • Set of Vintage Modern Walnut Armchairs
H 33 in. W 22 in. D 24 in.
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Style Walnut Black Vinyl Lounge Armchair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom style walnut black vinyl lounge armchair. Item features black tufted vinyl upholstery, solid wood frame, beautiful wood grain, very nice vintage...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Naugahyde, Walnut

Vintage Jens Risom Ottoman 'Labelled'
By Jens Risom
Located in East Hampton, NY
The Danish-born Jens Risom brought the Scandinavian Design sensibility to a wide audience in the United States. As the first designer for Knoll Inc., Risom introduced American buyers...
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Vintage 1940s American Ottomans and Poufs

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Mohair, Walnut

  • Vintage Jens Risom Ottoman 'Labelled'
  • Vintage Jens Risom Ottoman 'Labelled'
  • Vintage Jens Risom Ottoman 'Labelled'
  • Vintage Jens Risom Ottoman 'Labelled'
H 16 in. W 23 in. D 21.5 in.
Vintage Jens Risom Walnut Frame Sofa
By Jens Risom
Located in Hingham, MA
Jens Risom walnut base long sofa, ergonomically designed. Unusually comfortable. Blue nubby mid-century fabric is original but very clean and not faded as this was in a corporate of...
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Vintage 1960s American Sofas

  • Vintage Jens Risom Walnut Frame Sofa
  • Vintage Jens Risom Walnut Frame Sofa
  • Vintage Jens Risom Walnut Frame Sofa
  • Vintage Jens Risom Walnut Frame Sofa
H 33 in. W 78 in. D 31 in.
Vintage Jens Risom Armchair for Knoll
By Jens Risom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage armchair with an ebony finished frame and matching black nylon straps. Designed by Jens Risom in 1943 for Knoll International using inexpensive wartime materials.
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Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs

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Nylon, Maple

  • Vintage Jens Risom Armchair for Knoll
  • Vintage Jens Risom Armchair for Knoll
  • Vintage Jens Risom Armchair for Knoll
  • Vintage Jens Risom Armchair for Knoll
H 29 in. W 24 in. D 26 in.
Vintage Jens Risom Lounge Chair for Knoll
By Jens Risom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Brainchild of designer Jens Risom, the Risom arm lounge chair was first released as part of his iconic 1941 collection which famously embodied understated Scandinavian design languag...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wood, Nylon

Vintage Jens Risom Executive Teak Desk with Return
By Jens Risom
Located in Pasadena, TX
A teak Executive Jens Risom Desk with a return. There are four drawers to this desk, two of them pencil drawers with separated laminate compartments in addition to two extending pull...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Desks

Vintage Jens Risom Pair of Walnut Lounge Chairs 'Labelled'
By Jens Risom
Located in East Hampton, NY
The Danish born Jens Risom brought the Scandinavian design sensibility to a wide audience in the United States. As the first designer for Knoll Inc., Risom introduced American buyers...
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Vintage 1940s American Lounge Chairs

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Mohair, Walnut

Pair of Vintage Jens Risom Walnut Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Jens Risom
Located in St. Louis, MO
Designer: Jens Risom. Manufacturer: Jens Risom. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Vintage Jens Risom 'Model 666' Dining Chairs for Knoll
By Jens Risom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Spectacular set of 4 dining chairs designed by Jens Risom and made by Knoll. This model 666 was only taken into production for a short while in the 1940s. Here’s you chance to own...
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Vintage 1940s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Maple

Vintage Jens Risom Lounge Chairs and Ottoman Restored in Brazilian Sheepskin
By Jens Risom
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
We love the lines of these chairs, so simple, so Scandinavian. Danish-born Jens Risom was one of the first designers hired by Knoll Inc. He played an integral role in introducing Ame...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Pair of Original Vintage Jens Risom Chairs Lounge Chairs
By Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in Chicago, IL
Jens Risom for Knoll lounge chairs (1943). One of the first pieces commissioned by Knoll, streamlined hardwood frame is expertly joined with mortise and tenon construction, Reupholst...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Maple

Vintage Lacquered Cabinet by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage lacquered cabinet by Jens Risom.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

  • Vintage Lacquered Cabinet by Jens Risom
  • Vintage Lacquered Cabinet by Jens Risom
  • Vintage Lacquered Cabinet by Jens Risom
  • Vintage Lacquered Cabinet by Jens Risom
H 31.5 in. W 54 in. D 21 in.
Jens Risom L Shaped Walnut Vintage Desk
By Jens Risom
Located in Pasadena, TX
A walnut mid century modern L-shaped desk designed by Jens Risom and made by Jens Risom Design. A classic desk with return is constructed of walnut. The desk features a pencil drawe...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Walnut

  • Jens Risom L Shaped Walnut Vintage Desk
  • Jens Risom L Shaped Walnut Vintage Desk
  • Jens Risom L Shaped Walnut Vintage Desk
  • Jens Risom L Shaped Walnut Vintage Desk
H 29 in. W 62 in. D 34 in.
Vintage Illuminated Jens Risom Globe Stand
By Jens Risom
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern globe stand designed by Jens Risom. This piece has a sculpted walnut stand with Replogle globe that lights up.                                        
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Globes

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Walnut

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Walnut Jens Risom Desk
By Jens Risom
Located in Pasadena, TX
A vintage Mid-Century single-pedestal walnut desk made by Jens Risom fully restored. This desk features two drawers with a pencil drawer and a pull-out surface. This Classic piece of...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Walnut

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Walnut Jens Risom Credenza
By Jens Risom
Located in Pasadena, TX
5ft vintage Mid-Century Modern walnut Jens Risom credenza Jens Risom emigrated from Europe to the U.S. when he was just 23 years of age. Like other Scandinavian designers such a...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Walnut

Vintage Pair of Walnut Lounge Chairs by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern pair of early production lounge chairs model no. U 460 designed by Jens Risom for Risom Design Inc. in walnut. This set has been professionally reupholstered in a ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut

Vintage Oval Walnut Extension Dining Table by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Hudson, NY
a beautiful vintage 1960's oval dining table in Walnut by Jens Risom. starts out as an oval (60 x 48), and with the addition of 2 large 24" leaves, can be extended to as large as 9' ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Vintage American Midcentury Jens Risom Walnut Office Bureau, Sideboard Credenza
By Jens Risom
Located in Highclere, Newbury
A very solid and well-built vintage walnut office Bureau by Danish American designer Jens Risom for JRD that could also be used as a sideboard or credenza. Born in Copenhagen in 191...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

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Walnut

Pair of Vintage Walnut Lounge Chairs by Jens Risom 'Labelled'
By Jens Risom
Located in East Hampton, NY
The Danish born Jens Risom brought the Scandinavian design sensibility to a wide audience in the United States. As the first designer for Knoll Inc., Risom introduced American buyers...
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Vintage 1940s American Armchairs

Materials

Mohair, Walnut

Vintage 1970s Midcentury Danish Modern Walnut Executive Desk by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Lafayette, IN
This wonderful executive desk was designed and manufactured by Jens Risom design and produced during the mid-late 1970s. The desk includes many interesting details including, Dual ca...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Walnut

Pair of Vintage Lounge Chairs in the Style of Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in San Diego, CA
Pair of vintage lounge chairs in the style of Jens Risom. Solid wood frame with unique leather webbing from the back to the seat in a stylish dusty rose hue. Chair is 30” tall, seat ...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Furniture

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Leather

Jens Risom Vintage Teak King-Size Platform Bed with End Table
By Jens Risom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique teak platform bed features vintage hardwood king-size headboard with a mounted teak end table. Drop-front cabinet with added cubby for storage makes a convenient bedside ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Teak

Vintage 1950s Large Walnut Executive Desk and File Cabinet by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Hudson, NY
A very handsome vintage 1950s large executive desk with a companion four drawer file storage cabinet. the desk with a large work surface covered in its original black leatherette, an...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Set of Six Vintage Mid-Century Modern Stacking Chairs by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Lafayette, IN
This gorgeous set of chairs features solid ash construction with walnut-veneered bent-plywood seat and back. Don't let the delicate design fool you, these chairs are sturdy! The magn...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Walnut, Plywood

Vintage 1960s Black Leather Swivel Chair by Jens Risom for B.L. Marble Company
By Jens Risom
Located in San Antonio, TX
This vintage black leather chair by Jens Risom for B. L. Marble Company is in overall good condition. Original leather, distressed, gorgeous patina with cracks, but no tears. Aluminu...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Aluminum

Vintage 1960s Walnut Executive Desk and Black Leather Guest Chairs by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Lafayette, IN
This wonderful office set by Jens Risom includes an imposing yet inviting executive desk and two matching guest chairs. The desk is in excellent original condition and includes many ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Leather, Walnut

Vintage Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Side Lounge Club Chairs by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Lafayette, IN
Wonderful pair of side chairs by Jens Risom design. Chairs feature: - Solid walnut frames - New textured off-white upholstery - Great architectural/Minimalist lines The n...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

A Vintage Knoll Sofa by Jens Risom:
Located in Ferndale, MI
Mid-20th century armless sofa designed by Jens Risom for Knoll. Birch base and beige woven upholstery.
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20th Century American Sofas

  • A Vintage Knoll Sofa by Jens Risom:
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H 29 in. W 73 in. D 30 in.
Vintage Leather Lounge Chair by Jens Risom
Located in New York, NY
Unusual sculptural chair in original cognac leather rests on a teak tripod base
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20th Century Danish Club Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak, Upholstery

Vintage Woven Leather Side Chair
By Jens Risom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage teak side chair with woven black leather in the style of Jens Risom. This possibly late 1940s chair has a wonderful, age-appropriate distressed wear which contributes to its ...
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Vintage 1940s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

  • Vintage Woven Leather Side Chair
  • Vintage Woven Leather Side Chair
  • Vintage Woven Leather Side Chair
  • Vintage Woven Leather Side Chair
H 32 in. W 16 in. D 17 in.
Set of 8 Vintage Walnut and Cane Dining Chairs
By Jens Risom
Located in East Hampton, NY
Eight vintage walnut, original cane and navy blue cotton upholstered seats. Two armchairs for host and hostess, 6 armless guest chairs. Possible by Jens Risom; These compliment beaut...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cotton, Cane, Walnut

1960s Vintage Foster McDavid Walnut Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Jens Risom
Located in Southampton, NJ
Set of 6 Foster McDavid midcentury dining chairs with comfortable black naugahyde seats and caned backs. Original finish in beautifully maintained condition in the distinct style of ...
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Vintage 1960s American Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Vintage Pair of Walnut and Leather Webbed Side Chairs
By Jens Risom
Located in Antwerp, BE
Set of two vintage dining chairs - side chairs in the style of Jens Risom & Mel Smilow. Black leather webbing chairs circa 1950 with walnut frame. Mid-Century Modern - Scandinavian ...
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Mid-20th Century Central American Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

1970's Vintage Mid-Century Modern Minimalist Walnut Executive Desk and Cabinet
By Jens Risom
Located in Lafayette, IN
This magnificent, matching executive office set is attributed to Jens Risom. Both desk and cabinet are done in Risom's iconic Minimalist style allowing the gorgeous book-matched waln...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Bronze

Pair of Ebonized Straight Square leg Upholstered Vintage Benches
By Florence Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of sharp vintage quilted and tufted upholstery benches on square wooden frames.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Vintage Jens Risom For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal vintage jens risom for your home. Frequently made of wood, walnut and fabric, every vintage jens risom was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the vintage jens risom you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right vintage jens risom, those designed in Mid-Century Modern styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one vintage jens risom that is appealing in its simplicity, but Jens Risom and Knoll produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Vintage Jens Risom?

Prices for a vintage jens risom start at $495 and top out at $16,800 with the average selling for $5,000.

Jens Risom Biography and Important Works

The Danish-born Jens Risom brought the Scandinavian design sensibility to a wide audience in the United States. As the first designer for Knoll Inc., Risom introduced American buyers to the region’s enduring design values of simplicity, grace and craftsmanship.

     Risom trained in furniture making at the Copenhagen School of Industrial Arts and Design under Ole Wanscher, alongside classmates Hans Wegner and Borge Mogensen. In 1939, a year after graduating from business school, Risom decided to move to the U.S. While working for an interior designer in New York in 1941, he met Hans Knoll, and the businessman and the designer hit it off. They brought out their first line the next year, despite wartime materials restrictions. The signature piece — now a design icon — was a lounge chair with a striking, undulant birch frame and a seat made of webbed sub-military grade parachute straps. Risom was drafted into the army, and served as a translator under General George Patton. When he returned from the war, Risom clashed over furniture design ideals with his business partner’s new bride, Florence Knoll, who was schooled in the Bauhaus method, which favored furniture with strict, geometric metal frames. Risom then started his own company, Jens Risom Design.

     In the course of his long career, Risom developed a stylistic vocabulary that was a reflection of the life of the man himself: his furniture has Danish warmth coupled with an American air of crisp efficiency. A Risom chair is almost instantly recognizable — the arms and seat backs are set at a distinctive angle that seems to invite people to sit back and relax, yet they know they can hop up in an instant, ready to go. As you will see from these pages, Jens Risom is one of the great men of American modern design, who made furniture that is unique and timeless. Read more about Jens Risom in Introspective magazine.