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Jens Risom Furniture

Danish, American, 1916-2016

The Danish-born Jens Risom brought the Scandinavian modern 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 Børge 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, the pioneering mid-century modernist 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. Vintage Risom chairs are 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 on these pages, Jens Risom is one of the great men of American modern design who made furniture that is unique and timeless.

Find a collection of vintage Jens Risom furniture on 1stDibs that includes lounge chairs, desks, coffee tables and more.

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Creator: Jens Risom
1960s Jens Risom Sculptural Floating Lounge Chairs, a Set
By Jens Risom
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
We are very pleased to offer a Mid-Century Modern, gorgeous pair of lounge chairs by Jens Risom, circa the 1960s. This fabulous set has been newly upholstered in a zebra stripe velve...
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1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Fabric, Hardwood

Jens Risom Pair of 'Vostra' Lounge Chairs with Ottoman
By Jens Risom, Walter Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jens Risom for Walter Knoll, pair of 'Vostra' chairs with ottoman, beech, pink canvas, brass, United States, design 1941, production 1950s Elegant lounge chairs with ottoman with be...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Brass

Jens Risom Cabinet in Rosewood Produced by Gutenberghus in Denmark
By Jens Risom
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare small cabinet designed by Jens Risom. Produced by Gutenberghus in Denmark. Large desk is also available.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Steel

Set of Six Cane Back Playboy Dining Chairs By Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in London, London
Set of six dining chairs By Jens Risom Walnut frames More desirable cane back in good order Playboy chair name orignates from 1961 photoshoot in said magazine. Sculptural frame ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Furniture

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Cane, Walnut

10 Jens Risom Side Chairs for Knoll
By Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Knoll Studio classic, Jens Risom's designs were the first pieces manufactured by Knoll. Due to war-time restrictions on materials, this style chair was originally constructed of si...
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1940s American Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Cotton, Wood

Jens Risom Set of 2 Captains Arm Chairs Walnut Leather
By Jens Risom
Located in Fraser, MI
Set of 2 Arm Chairs by Jens Risom. Walnut Frames. Vintage Leather seat and backrest.
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1960s Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Leather, Walnut

Jens Risom Lounge Chair Model U430
By Jens Risom
Located in New York, NY
Jens Risom lounge chair U430 for Risom Inc. Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair designed by Jens Risom produced by Jens Risom Inc. Iconic walnut lounge chair model U430 by Jens Risom. So...
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Velvet, Walnut

Midcentury Jens Risom Walnut Bookcase
By Jens Risom, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Gorgeous walnut bookcase by Danish American designer Jens Risom. Its sturdy, functional design is paired with a rich and vibrant wood grain. The bookcase sits atop a beautiful sculpt...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Furniture

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Walnut

Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Sled Leg Sofa
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Sled Leg Sofa This sofa measures: 85 wide x 32 deep x 31 inches high, with a seat height of 19 and arm height of 21 inches All pieces of furniture can...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

Jens Risom Executive Walnut Desk
By Jens Risom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
American walnut executive desk designed by Jens Risom with four drawers on the right, one drawer in the middle, and one drawer and a filing drawer on the left. Both sides have writin...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Furniture

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Walnut

Jens Risom Floating Sofa, 1960s
By Jens Risom
Located in Raleigh, NC
Danish modern design at its finest. New leather to this floating sofa by Jens Risom. Dating to the 1960s with beautiful sculpted lines and walnut base. 70" wide, 29" deep, 29" hig...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Furniture

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Leather, Walnut

Pair Jens Risom T710 Walnut Side Tables
By Jens Risom
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A pair of vintage original uncommon Model T710 walnut wood and lacquered steel from Danish American designer Jens Risom. This set of stackable side tables, circa 1950 have their orig...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Steel

Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut and Leather Top Corner Desk
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut and Leather Top Corner Desk This desk measures: 68 wide x 34 deep x 28.25 high, with a chair clearance of 27 inches The total depth of the desk includi...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Leather, Walnut

Pair of Mid Century Modern Jens Risom Floating Top Walnut Stools/Ottomans
By Jens Risom
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of Mid Century Modern Jens Risom Floating Top Walnut Stools Offered is a Pair of Mid Century Modern Jens Risom Floating Top Walnut Stools. This set includes two stools(we have...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Walnut

Jens Risom Pair of Walnut Lounge Chairs
By Jens Risom
Located in Indianapolis, IN
A pair of lounge chairs designed by the Danish designer Jens Risom (1916-2016). Newly upholstered, these chairs feature a walnut wood frame and a tufted back. The chairs are unmarked.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Modern Jens Risom Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Armchairs By Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of mid-century modern armchairs by Jens Risom feature lacquered walnut legs with fully upholstered bodies in moss green tweed that is in keeping with Scandinavian color tre...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Furniture

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Fabric, Walnut

Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut and Leather Top Credenza
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut and Leather Top Credenza This credenza measures: 60 wide x 21 deep x 28.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vint...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Leather, Walnut

Single Mid-Century Modern Chair in Oak & Walnut by Jens Risom, USA, c. 1960s
By Jens Risom
Located in Deland, FL
Introducing a "General Purpose" arm chair designed by Jens Risom for Jens Risom Design. Constructed from a mix of solid and molded oak and walnut plywood and featuring an audaciously...
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1960s American Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Oak, Walnut

Jens Risom Armless Sofa
By Jens Risom
Located in Dallas, TX
An early Jens Risom armless sofa with maple frame. Older restoration in Knoll boucle.
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1950s Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Maple

Jens Risom Mid Century Arm Chair
By Jens Risom
Located in Hudson, NY
A classic Jens Risom mid century open arm chair circa 1965. Upholstered with a white leather seat. Beautiful carved walnut is ergonomically designed for your comfort and visual pleas...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Furniture

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Leather, Walnut

Classic Slipper Chairs by Jens Risom in Bouclé, C. 1950s
By Jens Risom
Located in Westport, CT
An impeccably restored pair of mid-century modern chairs, a timeless testament to design excellence. Originally conceived by the iconic Jens Risom in the 1950s, these chairs have bee...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Furniture

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Bouclé, Walnut

Jens Risom Mid Century 10 Foot Walnut Dining Table
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century 10 Foot Walnut Dining Table This dining table measures: 119.25 wide x 48 deep x 30 inches high, with a chair clearance of 28.5 inches All pieces of furniture...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Walnut

Set of 2 Stacking in Oak & Walnut Chairs by Jens Risom, USA, c. 1960s
By Jens Risom
Located in Deland, FL
Introducing an expansive set of eight stacking "General Purpose" arm chairs designed by Jens Risom for Jens Risom Design. Constructed from a mix of solid and molded oak and walnut pl...
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1960s American Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Oak, Walnut

Tall Walnut Cabinet by Jens Risom, 1960s - Mid Century
By Jens Risom
Located in Round Rock, TX
Beautiful and uncommon walnut cabinet designed by Jens Risom, 1960s. This particular design can be used in a number of different usages. Perhaps originally deigned to be a linen ca...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Metal

Newly upholstered Kvadrat Jens Risom settee or two seater USA - 1950s
By Jens Risom
Located in Berlin, DE
Newly upholstered Kvadrat Jens Risom settee or two seater. Oak frame
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Credenza
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Credenza This credenza measures: 77.75 wide x 20 deep x 33.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Walnut

Set of Three Jens Risom for Knoll Webbed Wood Side Chairs
By Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in Miami, FL
Set of three blueberry nylon webbed chairs with maple frames designed by Jens Risom for Knoll.
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Furniture

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Nylon, Wood

Walnut Credenza by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed by Jens Risom, USA, c.1960s. This Walnut credenza features two compartments with door fonts and interior adjustable shelves. At the center of the credenza are five drawers, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Furniture

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Walnut

Jens Risom Walnut Revolving Coffee Table on Splayed Walnut Legs Mid Century
By Jens Risom
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Jens Risom Walnut Coffee Table; model 4010 designed 1961 revolving top with locking mechanism, solid walnut tapered legs.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Furniture

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Walnut

Jens Risom Midcentury Modern Arm Chairs - Set of 8 - Model C170 - Black Walnut
By Jens Risom, Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Decatur, GA
Set of eight (8) vintage mid century modern arm chairs by Jens Risom, circa late 1950s. Model C-170 in solid American black walnut with sculpted flared armrests. Stout and sturdy Ame...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Walnut

Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Corner Desk
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Corner Desk This desk measures: 72 wide x 36 deep x 29 high, with a chair clearance of 25.5 inches The depth including the return is 78 inches All pie...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Metal

Set of 4 Stacking in Oak & Walnut Chairs by Jens Risom, USA, c. 1960s
By Jens Risom
Located in Deland, FL
Introducing an expansive set of eight stacking "General Purpose" arm chairs designed by Jens Risom for Jens Risom Design. Constructed from a mix of solid and molded oak and walnut pl...
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1960s American Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Oak, Walnut

Daybed by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Dallas, TX
A Jens Risom daybed with walnut frame and steel glides. Fully restored.
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1960s Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Walnut

Set of Walnut Side Chairs by Jens Risom in Natural Mohair, C. 1950s
By Jens Risom
Located in Westport, CT
An exquisite pair of mid-century modern side hairs designed by Jens Risom, crafted circa 1960-1969. Meticulously restored, the walnut framework shines with renewed beauty, complement...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Furniture

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Mohair, Walnut

Jens Risom Walnut Armchairs in Natural Mohair, C. 1950s
By Jens Risom
Located in Westport, CT
An exquisite pair of mid-century modern armchairs designed by Jens Risom, crafted circa 1960-1969. Meticulously restored, the walnut framework shines with renewed beauty, complemente...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Furniture

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Mohair, Walnut

Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Side Dining - Set of 4
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Side Dining - Set of 4 Each chair measures: 18.25 wide x 21.5 deep x 31.75 inches high, with a seat height/chair clearance of 17.5 inches All pieces o...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

Jens Risom Model U-150 Mid Century Walnut Bracket Back Sofa
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Model U-150 Mid Century Walnut Bracket Back Sofa This sofa measures: 80 wide x 30 deep x 32.5 inches high, with a seat height of 23.75 and arm height of 16.5 inches All ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

Early Jens Risom Knoll Associates Armless Settee
By Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in Southampton, NJ
Classic early Knoll Associates sofa designed by Jens Risom in the early 1940s. Solid birch base with sleek angled and tapering legs support a comfortable cantilevered seat with origi...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Furniture

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Birch, Upholstery

Set of 6 Stacking in Oak & Walnut Chairs by Jens Risom, USA, c. 1960s
By Jens Risom
Located in Deland, FL
Introducing an expansive set of eight stacking "General Purpose" arm chairs designed by Jens Risom for Jens Risom Design. Constructed from a mix of solid and molded oak and walnut pl...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Oak, Walnut

Rare Slipper Chairs by Jens Risom for Risom, Inc. C. 1950s
By Jens Risom
Located in Westport, CT
Experience the epitome of mid-century modern elegance with our fully restored walnut slipper chairs from the 1950s, a timeless creation by Jens Risom for Risom, Inc. Meticulously ref...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Furniture

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Linen, Walnut

Set of 8 Fully Restored Jens Risom Mid-Century Modern Playboy Dining Chairs
By Jens Risom
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Large set of eight Jens Risom Playboy dining chairs professionally reupholstered in super soft and curly camel fabric. An exemplar of Mid-Century Modern design, Danish American Jens ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Upholstery, Cane, Walnut

Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Corner Desk with Left Return
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Corner Desk with Left Return This desk measures: 62 wide x 28 deep x 28.5 high, with a chair clearance of 27.25 inches The return measures: 62 wide x 6...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Metal

Mid-Century Walnut Desk by Jens Risom for Jens Risom Design, 1960s
By Jens Risom
Located in GNIEZNO, 30
A large desk made of walnut wood from the 1960s, designed by Jens Risom for the American manufactory Jens Risom Design. Desk with two drawer modules. There are two drawers in the lef...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Walnut

Midcentury Sideboard in Rosewood by Jens Risom, 1960s
By Jens Risom
Located in Lejre, DK
The Danish sideboard from the 1960s, designed by the renowned furniture designer Jens Risom. The sideboard is characterized by its beautiful rosewood, which brings warmth and charac...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Rosewood

Vintage Classic Armless Chairs by Jens Risom, 1950's
By Jens Risom
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of classic slipper or armless chairs by Jens Risom-original, vintage 1950's production. Walnut frames have a beautiful patina, newly reupholstered in Brunschwig & Fils linen, ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

Walnut Lounge Chairs in Grey Linen, Model U430 for Risom, Inc. Circa, 1950s
By Jens Risom
Located in Westport, CT
Experience the epitome of mid-century modern elegance with our fully restored walnut lounge chairs from the 1950s, a timeless creation by Jens Risom for Risom, Inc. Meticulously refu...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Furniture

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Linen, Walnut

Classic Jens Risom Upholstered Bench Six Foot
By Jens Risom
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A Classic Jens Risom six foot long, upholstered, floating bench. Walnut frame with natural, raw linen/silk upholstery. Note-this is a lighter wood-walnut version.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Walnut

Jens Risom Set of 12 Captains Arm Chairs Walnut Leather
By Jens Risom
Located in Fraser, MI
Set of 12 Arm Chairs by Jens Risom. Walnut Frames. Vintage Leather seat and backrest.
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1960s Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Leather, Walnut

Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Corner Desk
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Corner Desk The desk measures: 62 wide x 28 deep x 28.5 high, with a chair clearance of 27.25 inches The retur...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Walnut

Jens Risom Side Tables - Midcentury Modern - Pair Walnut Formica Floating Top
By Florence Knoll, Jens Risom, Knoll
Located in Decatur, GA
Pair of mid century modern side or end tables by Jens Risom for his company, Jens Risom Design. Classic floating silouhette. Frames are a medium tone solid American walnut. Tops are ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Formica, Walnut

Mid Century Modern Walnut Cabinet by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid Century Modern Walnut Cabinet by Jens Risom Featuring a refinished mid century modern walnut sideboard/credenza by Jens Risom. Great piece for an office. The piece has a make...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Walnut

Pair of Jens Risom Lounge Chairs
By Jens Risom
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of solid walnut lounge chairs designed by Jens Risom. Fully restored and reupholstered in Holly Hunt fabric.
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1960s Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Walnut

Rare Vintage Upholstered Jens Risom Vostra Easy Chair for Knoll Associates, NYC
By Jens Risom
Located in Morristown, NJ
A 1940s Jens Risom for Knoll Associates Inc. Vostra Easy chair upholstered in a cream, golden and blue damask fabric. Unconventional and memorable, it was the epitome of a new depart...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Steel

Jens Risom Wall Mounted Walnut and Brass Dresser with Fold Out Desk
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Wall Mounted Walnut and Brass Dresser with Fold Out Desk This dresser measures: 54 wide x 21 deep x 24 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call res...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Brass

1950s Rare Set Vostra Chairs Numbered & Original Fabric by Jens Risom for Knoll.
By Jens Risom, Walter Knoll
Located in Eindhoven, Noord Brabant
These rare “Vostra” easy chairs were designed by Jens Risom in 1941. These chairs are numbered in the frame. This is chair number 1247 and number 1248. The chairs are in good condtion. The original fabric is still on the chairs. The Vostra chair...
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1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Fabric, Elm

Jens Risom Model 2516 Sculptural Sofa Gray Velvet and walnut base
By Jens Risom
Located in Virginia Beach, VA
Uncommon Jens Risom Model 2516 sofa with a curvaceous back and sculptural walnut base. The sides of the base with subtle bow tie shape, cutouts in the front of the frame lend to the...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Walnut

Large Executive Walnut Writing Desk by Jens Risom, 1960s
By Jens Risom
Located in Chesham, GB
A walnut executive Danish designed desk by Jens Risom and manufactured in the U.S.A by by Jens Risom Design. Designer - Jens Risom Manufacturer - Jens Risom Design Design Period -...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Walnut

Set of 8 Mid-Century Stacking Chairs: Oak & Walnut, Jens Risom Design, USA, 1960
By Jens Risom
Located in Deland, FL
Introducing an expansive set of eight stacking "General Purpose" arm chairs designed by Jens Risom for Jens Risom Design. Constructed from a mix of solid and molded oak and walnut plywood and featuring audacious sculpted backs bent to the perfect angel for maximum support this now iconic set of "GP" chairs is the epitome of utilitarian design. Designed and crafted in the late 1960's by Jens Risom Designs, consequently the zenith of Risom's career and subsequent fame, this set of Mid-Century Modern armchairs is a true American gem. Jens Risom is widely considered to be a pioneer in introducing Danish modern furniture to the United States through early work with the Knoll company and to a greater extent through his own company, which thrived in the 1950s and ’60s. Born in Denmark in 1916, Risom emigrated to the U.S. where he teamed up with Hans Knoll to start a decades-long collaboration between the two icons. Risom served in World War II under Gen. George Patton and upon his return to the civilian world he founded his own company, Jens Risom Design, in 1946. Jens Risom Design produced a long line of accomplished pieces that ended up in such places as the Oval Office and his "Risom Lounge Chair" is a part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Throughout his life, Risom stayed true to the fundamental Danish approach to modernism, with its emphasis on traditional values and the human necessity for warmth, beauty and simplicity. Perfect for office, studio or home settings alike this impressive GP chair set is ideal for collectors and designers alike searching for an authentic, American Mid-Century Modern chair set...
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1960s American Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jens Risom Furniture

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Oak, Walnut

Jens Risom furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Jens Risom furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Jens Risom furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 323 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 5 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Jens Risom were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Fredericia, Florence Knoll, and Craft Associates. Prices for Jens Risom furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $350 and can go as high as $35,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,213.
Questions About Jens Risom Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Jens Risom was a Danish designer. Many people credit him with bringing the modern style of Scandinavian design to the U.S. He is well-known for his chairs, which feature angled seat backs often upholstered with webbing. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Jens Risom furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Jens Risom was Danish. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on May 8, 1916, and attended Copenhagen School of Industrial Arts and Design. Following his graduation, Risom moved to the U.S., where he lived for the rest of his life. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Jens Risom furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Normally, vintage furniture dealers or auction and online platforms specializing in authentic vintage furniture sell Jens Risom rockers. From time to time, rocking chairs produced by the Danish designer may appear at thrift shops and secondhand stores or be available directly from individuals who own them. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Jens Risom chairs.

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