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Jens Risom Seating

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
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 Seating

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Oak, Walnut

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 Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Jens Risom Midcentury Modern Arm Chairs - Set of 8 - Model C170 - Black Walnut
By Knoll, Jens Risom, 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 Seating

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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 Seating

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Mohair, Walnut

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 Seating

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Oak, Walnut

Early Jens Risom Knoll Associates Armless Settee
By Jens Risom, Knoll
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 Seating

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Birch, Upholstery

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 Seating

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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 Seating

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Maple

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 Seating

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Mohair, 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 Seating

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Upholstery, 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 Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

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 Seating

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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 Seating

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Linen, Walnut

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 Seating

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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 Seating

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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 Seating

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Walnut

Pair of Jens Risom Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
By Jens Risom
Located in New York, NY
Danish Jens Risom attributed Mid-Century Modern armchairs with new wool felt upholstery, circa 1960s . Button tufted. Tapered legs with minor loses and fading to wood. Good original ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Wool

Mid-Century Vintage Jens Risom Knoll Webbed Armchair
By Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in Baltimore, MD
A stunning iconic cotton strap, webbed, lounge, armchair, 652W design (1943) early edition, designed by Jens Risom for Knoll International. Features a solid maple frame with original woven cotton straps. It is one of the most comfortable pieces you will sit in, the exquisite curved back provides lumbar support making this chair as comfortable as it is beautiful. The removable webbed, basket seat, shell is supported and rests on the arm frame base. Very Rare Vintage Modern Classic design. An iconic piece of furniture, this example has remained in a single collection since it was acquired by the prior owner from Knoll International and the original early label remains affixed beneath. (Knoll Associates Inc. 601 Madison Ave New York 22). This label has the earliest Knoll Associates showroom address, which opened in 1946. Measurements: 24.5 ” tall x 24? wide x 30? deep x seat height 18? (arm height 21") (seat to the lowest point 11") Jens Risom Danish-American architect-designer Jens Risom was born in Copenhagen in 1916, the son of a nationally renowned architect of the Nordic Classicism style. Between 1935 and 1938, he trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts under Ole Wanscher and Kaare Klint, alongside classmates Hans Wegner and Børge Mogensen. For a short time following his studies, he took on furniture and interior designer projects for the Copenhagen-based architectural firm Ernst Kuhn. He then moved briefly to Stockholm, where he worked for Nordiska Kompaniet and met Alvar Aalto and Bruno Mathsson. Around 1939, he immigrated to New York with ambitions to introduce the Scandinavian modernist approach to the US furniture market. Risom’s arrival in the US coincided with the years of materials shortages brought on by the war. As a result, Risom was unable to secure a position in a furniture company, and, instead, found work designing textiles for decorator Dan Cooper. Eager to do more, he soon convinced Cooper to expand into the furniture market, and together they found projects with young, progressive architects like Ed Stone and George Nelson. In 1939-40, Ed Stone was invited to create Collier Magazine’s House of Ideas pavilion at Rockefeller Center as part of the New York World’s Fair, and Risom designed all of the furniture. Around 1941, Risom met Hans Knoll, a German-born entrepreneur in the furniture industry who had a showroom on Madison Avenue dedicated to rather lackluster furnishings. Sharing a dream to do something more vanguard, they joined forces and set off on a four-month tour of the US in search of design inspiration. By 1942, Knoll launched Hans Knoll Furniture Company with Risom on board as his head designer. Risom’s early designs for Knoll made use of military surplus...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Fabric, Maple

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 Seating

Materials

Steel

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 Seating

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Walnut

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 Seating

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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 Seating

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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 Seating

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Oak, Walnut

Jens Risom in Red Maharam Leather Armchairs or Occasional Chairs
By Jens Risom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of poised and elegant model 1103 armchairs, designed by Jens Risom for his eponymous company Jens Risom Design Inc. Showcasing the designer’s fusion of Scandinavian and America...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Leather, Walnut

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 Seating

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Fabric, Hardwood

Vintage Walnut Frame Sofa by Jens Risom Designs
By Jens Risom
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Walnut Frame Sofa by Jens Risom Designs. newly reupholstered with Maharam fabric. The exposed walnut back leg frame adds a beautiful accent ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Walnut

Jens Risom Playboy chairs
By Jens Risom
Located in New York, NY
Jens Risom walnut armchairs model C140 Playboy chairs. Mad Men era arm chairs that became know as "Playboy chairs" after a 1961 Playboy Magazine photoshoot. Solid oiled walnut frame...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Walnut

1950's Jens Risom design Cane Back Dining Chairs by J.O. Carlssons Möbelindustri
By Jens Risom
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Beautiful pair of cane back dining chairs designed by Jens Rison for J.O. Carlssons Möbelindustri. Completely original except for the seat covers. Well cared for as you can see in p...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Birch

Lounge Chair by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Dallas, TX
A large scale lounge chair on walnut base. Designed by Jens Risom. Fully restored and reupholstered.
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1950s Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Walnut

Jens Risom Mid Century Bracket Back Walnut Lounge Chair
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century Bracket Back Walnut Lounge Chair This lounge chair measures: 29 wide x 31 deep x 32 high, with a seat height of 15.5 and arm height/chair clearance 21.5 inche...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

Jens Risom Floating Lounge Chair in Walnut Cradle Frame with Linen Upholstery
By Jens Risom
Located in Dallas, TX
Low-slung Jens Risom lounge chair floating in a solid walnut cradle frame. This chair is very architectural in appearance with its tight lines and taut upholstery but is also very co...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Seating

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Linen, Walnut

Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chair
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chair This lounge chair measures: 23.25 wide x 24 deep x 31.75 high, with a seat height of 19 an...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

Mid Century Modern Jens Risom Floating Top Walnut Bench/Table
By Jens Risom
Located in Wilmington, DE
Mid Century Modern Jens Risom Floating Top Walnut Bench Table This is a bench(we have two matching stools that accomodates this bench being sold seperately). The bench is quite uni...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Walnut

Jens Risom for Knoll Mid Century Strap Stool Ottoman
By Jens Risom, Knoll
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom for Knoll Mid Century Strap Stool Ottoman This stool measures: 16.5 wide x 15.25 deep x 17.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vin...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Jens Risom Designed Armchairs - 1960
By Jens Risom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of mid-century modern armchairs by Jens Risom. Teak frames with floating seat. Please confirm location NY or NJ
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Seating

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Teak

Rare Jens Risom Lounge Chairs, Model U-416, Walnut and Bouclé, 1950s
By Jens Risom
Located in Round Rock, TX
Offered is a rare pair of low lounge chairs designed by Jens Risom for Risom Designs, Inc. circa 1952. Low, deep, and wide these chairs have an amazing presence and level of comfort...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Bouclé, 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 Seating

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Bouclé, Walnut

Set of six early Jens Risom chairs. France 1950.
By Jens Risom, Jean Prouvé, Marcel Gascoin, Florence Knoll
Located in SOTTEVILLE-LÈS-ROUEN, FR
Set of six chairs designed by Jens Risom. The oldest model features a solid oak structure and natural reed weaving for both the backrest and seat. The chairs have developed a beautif...
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1950s French Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Oak

Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut and Cane Playboy Chairs - Pair
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut and Cane Playboy Chairs - Pair Each chair measures: 22.5 wide x 23 deep x 32.25 high, with a seat height of 18.5 and arm height/chair clearance 26.5 in...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Upholstery, Cane, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Black Vinyl Upholstered Oiled Walnut Bench by Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern bench by Jens Risom
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

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 Seating

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Leather, Walnut

Pair of Jens Risom Slipper Chairs, 1950's
By Jens Risom
Located in Round Rock, TX
Offered is a wonderful pair of slipper chairs designed by Jens Risom. Featuring sleek, solid walnut frames that appear to cradle the newly upholstered seats. We would call the fabr...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Seating

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Upholstery, Walnut

Jens Risom Model 666 Dining Chair or for Knoll International Set of 4
By Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Jens Risom Model 666 Dining chair. Beechwood and blue wool fabric. Mid Century Dining chairs. This early condition is made from the 50ties. Beautiful patina on the wood. Set of 4
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Fabric, Beech

Jens Risom Original Pair of Side Chairs for Walter Knoll, Circa 1940's
By Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of early Knoll side chairs by designer Jens Risom. Circa 1940's. In original condition, with wear shown throughout and near the bottom of the legs. The chairs have been lightl...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Nylon, Birch

Jens Risom Vostra Easy Lounge Chair for Knoll
By Jens Risom
Located in Chicago, IL
Jens Risom Vostra Easy Lounge Chair for Knoll. Original condition.
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1980s American Vintage Jens Risom Seating

Materials

Wood

Jens Risom Large Lounge Chair
By Jens Risom
Located in Dallas, TX
A rare lounge chair designed by Jens Risom for Risom Designs, Inc. Beautifully restored with refinished walnut base and upholstered in Holly Hunt fabric.
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1950s Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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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 Seating

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Nylon, Wood

Set of Club Chairs in Mohair by Jens Risom, C. 1960's
By Jens Risom
Located in Westport, CT
Discover the timeless allure of a rare set of club chairs designed by Jens Risom in the late 1960s, now meticulously restored for a contemporary touch. The walnut legs have undergone...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Seating

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Mohair, Walnut

Mid Century Modern Armchairs 'Oval-Back' by Jens Risom - Pair
By Jens Risom
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid Century Modern Armchairs 'Oval-Back' by Jens Risom - Pair The Mid Century Modern Armchairs, known as ‘Oval-Back,’ designed by Jens Risom and offered as a pair, are a stunning ex...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Seating

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Wool, 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 Seating

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Upholstery, Cane, Walnut

Pair Jens Risom Armless Lounge Chairs. Maple with Red Webbing. Signed.
By Jens Risom, Knoll
Located in Kansas City, MO
Pair of Jens Risom lounge chairs from his original 1941 design collection for Knoll. These are more recent production, signed with the Knoll Studio medallion. These have been used ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Seating

Materials

Nylon, Maple

Jens Risom Mid Century Model U430 Walnut Lounge Chair
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century Model U430 Walnut Lounge Chair This lounge chair measures: 26 wide x 29 deep x 29.75 high, with a seat height of 15 and arm height/chair clearance 23.25 inche...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Original Vintage Jens Risom Armchairs in Green Suede w/ Label, PAIR
By Jens Risom
Located in East Hampton, NY
Wonderful authentic labelled vintage Jens Risom armchairs in Walnut frame and upholstered in a sumptuous Rolex green suede. The walnut frame has been lovingly refinished to its orig...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Suede, Walnut

Original Vintage Jens Risom Chairs in Green Suede w/ Label, PAIR
By Jens Risom
Located in East Hampton, NY
Wonderful authentic labelled vintage Jens Risom chairs in Walnut frame and upholstered in a sumptuous Rolex green suede. The walnut frame has been lovingly refinished to its origina...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Suede, Walnut

Jens Risom Walnut Armchairs Reupholstered In Your Fabric
By Jens Risom
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Clean Lined Mid Century Modern Armchairs, designed by Jens Risom, American, circa 1960s. These chairs are currently being reupholstered and can be completed in your fabric. S...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

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Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Playboy Dining Chairs - Set of 4
By Jens Risom
Located in Countryside, IL
Jens Risom Mid Century Walnut Playboy Dining Chairs - Set of 4 Each chair measures: 22.25 wide x 23 deep x 32.5 inches high, with a seat height of 17 and arm height/chair clearance ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

13 jens Risom Side Chairs for Knoll
By Jens Risom, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Introducing the Knoll Risom Side Chair - A Timeless Icon of Modern Design! The Knoll Risom Side Chair is a true testament to the enduring legacy of modern furniture design. Created ...
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1940s American Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jens Risom Seating

Materials

Cotton, Wood

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 Seating

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Jens Risom seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Jens Risom seating 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 seating, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 189 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 3 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original seating 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 seating by Craft Associates, Charles Eames, and Directional. Prices for Jens Risom seating 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 $4,200.
Questions About Jens Risom Seating
  • 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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