Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 10

Long Mid-Century Sofa by Jens Risom Manufacturing

$3,600
$5,60035% Off

About

This large-scale sofa measures over 9 feet long and makes a unique and stylish seating addition to any interior. Comfortable and stunning in it's size and simplicity, the design by Jens Risom's "Risom Furniture" adds to the desirability of this unusual sofa. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ).

Details

  • Creator
    Jens Risom (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.5 in. (77.47 cm)Width: 108.5 in. (275.59 cm)Depth: 27.5 in. (69.85 cm)Seat Height: 14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. age appropriate wear, reupholstery recommended, some scuffs on base.
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 11892-2162JRc/F1stDibs: LU92184617963

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Wall , NJ
  • Return Policy

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

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About Jens Risom (Manufacturer)

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.

About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
1stDibs seller since 2011
2,536 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 4 hours
More From This Seller
  • Located in Brooklyn, NY
    Three-seat sofa with wood legs and rounded sides. Tufted back with clean fabric. (Please confirm item locatio...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Sofas

    Materials

    Fabric

    Mid-Century Modern Long Sofa
    $2,700 Sale Price
    20% Off
  • By Jens Risom
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    This wonderful vintage modern dining table by Jens Risom Design features a uniquely top that comes with two addi...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

    Materials

    Walnut

  • By Jens Risom
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    This divine vintage modern sideboard features a sleek black marble top, unique brass eclipse pulls, and off whit...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

    Materials

    Marble, Brass

  • By Komfort
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    This beautiful vintage sofa features a deep rosewood finish, quality vinyl upholstery and a sleek low-profile de...
    Category

    Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

    Materials

    Faux Leather, Rosewood

    Mid-Century Rosewood Sofa by Komfort
    $2,700 Sale Price
    22% Off
  • Located in Brooklyn, NY
    Beautiful vintage Italian sofa with winged armrests and a steel base. A two-tone design with a metal and rosewoo...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

    Materials

    Steel

  • By Harvey Probber
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    This gorgeous oversized sofa by Harvey Probber offers a stylish and comfortable seating option for any interior....
    Category

    Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

You May Also Like

Sofa by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A three (3) seat sofa on a teak frame base retaining the original yellow upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Teak, Upholstery

Jens Risom New Canval like Upholstery Loveseat Sofa by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Jens Rrisom sofa on oiled walnut legs.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Canvas, Walnut

Three-Seat Sofa by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in New York, NY
A Classic floating three seat sofa in striped velvet fabric over a tapered leg walnut frame by Jens Risom, American, circa 1950.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Jens Risom Danish Mid-Century Modern Bracketed Back Open End Sofa
By Jens Risom
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Beautiful and sleek Danish modern sofa. Armless sofa creates numerous possibilities. Teak legs cradle and support in the manner of less is more. Fabric is a wool tweed blend which is...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Teak, Upholstery

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...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Sofa in Natural Mohair by Jens Risom, Model U-150
By Jens Risom
Located in Stamford, CT
Fully restored down to its bones, fitted with handcut high density foam. Newly upholstered in natural mohair by Schellens. Walnut base in perfect condition.   
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Mohair, 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.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Walnut

Jens Risom Sofa with Built in Storage Table
By Jens Risom
Located in Providence, RI
Jens Risom sofa, circa 1955, floating on a walnut frame, with a built in cantilevered storage table with magazine rack and cubbyhole to rear, and storage compartment to front. Please...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Laminate, Walnut

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery