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Mid Century Wall Mounted Media Record Audio Cabinet by Jens Risom

US$4,500

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Excellent custom wall mounted media cabinet by Jens Risom; 1950's. In clean original condition - the oiled walnut book matched grain doors and drawer fronts carriy years of patina that make this walnut look like nicely aged. Moveable shelves - record storage; drawers - it has many uses. The drawers are made of hardwood which is telling of the custom order and quality. Minor wear. Four screws mount it to the wall. Measures: 64 x 18 x 20.5" tall. Please inquire about reduced cost or expedited shipping for Northeast US addresses.

Details

  • Creator
    Jens Risom (Designer)
  • Similar to
    Harvey Probber (Designer)Dunbar Furniture (Maker)Knoll (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 52.07 cm (20.5 in.)Width: 162.56 cm (64 in.)Depth: 45.72 cm (18 in.)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Walnut,Oiled
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. minor wear inside and outside.
  • Seller Location
    Framingham, MA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Risom wall cabinet 1stDibs: LU5486227742802

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  • Shipping
    Ships From: Framingham, MA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Jens Risom

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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