1960's Jens Risom Revolving Top Coffee Table

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

1960's oiled walnut coffee table with floating style revolving top & sculptural legs designed by Jens Risom. It also features a round steel "brake" to allow the top to revolve faster, slower or stop entirely.

Details

  • Period
    1960-1969
  • Materials and Techniques
    Steel
  • Condition
    Good. Very good condition with a few marks to the top consistent with its age..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    16 in. H
    41 cm H
  • Diameter
    42
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU9783826290

About Jens Risom (Designer)

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

1stdibs seller since 2013

Typical response time: 10 hours

Located in Atlanta, GA

More from this Seller

Rare Jens Risom Coffee Table with Magazine Rack
Rare Jens Risom Coffee Table with Magazine Rack
Jens Risom Design
A very special rare and early coffee table by Jens Risom in beautiful oiled walnut with a floating-style top and book or magazine rack, circa 1955.
George Nelson Extension Coffee Table with Trays by Herman Miller
George Nelson Extension Coffee Table with Trays by...
George Nelson
A Mid-Century Modern Classic George Nelson coffee table in walnut with ebonized legs and a pull-out, removable tray on each end, circa 1954. Nelson's brilliantly functional design allow...
Grete Jalk Teak Coffee Table
Grete Jalk Teak Coffee Table
Grete Jalk
Teak
1960s teak, raised edge coffee table with slat magazine shelf from Denmark by Grete Jalk for Glostrup Mobelfabrik.
Jens Quistgaard Teak Flip-Top Table by DUX, Sweden
Jens Quistgaard Teak Flip-Top Table by DUX, Sweden...
DUX, Jens Quistgaard
Teak
Unique teak flip-top side table designed by Jens Quistgaard for DUX, Sweden, circa 1965. Fully finished, solid teak top is concaved on one side and flat on the other.
Rare Set of Teak Nest Tables by Jens Quistgaard
Rare Set of Teak Nest Tables by Jens Quistgaard
Jens Quistgaard
1950s set of three nest tables in oiled teak by Jens Quistgaard for Nissen, Denmark. The two larger tables each have a track for the lower table to slide into. Excellent restored condit...
Dunbar Rosewood & Stainless Dining Table / Desk
Dunbar Rosewood & Stainless Dining Table / Desk
Dunbar Furniture, Roger Sprunger
Stainless Steel, Rosewood
1970's beautifully grained rosewood with polished stainless steel legs dining table or desk attributed to Roger Sprunger for Dunbar. Retains Dunbar label, This piece is located off-site...
Roy Sheldon Walnut Occasional Table/Stool
Roy Sheldon Walnut Occasional Table/Stool
Roy Sheldon
1960 natural black walnut occasional table by Roy Sheldon. A "bias cut", free-edge walnut slab over turned legs. Retains the original paper label as well as engraved and handwritten (pe...
Paul Frankl Dining Suite Including Table, Four Chairs and Sideboard with Hutch
Paul Frankl Dining Suite Including Table, Four Cha...
Paul Frankl
Classic Paul Frankl 1940s dining suite with cork tops over black lacquered bases and his Classic X brass pulls Johnson Furniture Company. A rare grouping including dining table with two...
J. Ingvar Jensen Rosewood Cart / Table
J. Ingvar Jensen Rosewood Cart / Table
Ingvard Jensen
1960s rosewood cart / table on wheels with three adjustable / removable shelves and drawer from Denmark by J. Ingvar Jensen.
Pair of Peter Hvidt Tables in Teak and Brass
Pair of Peter Hvidt Tables in Teak and Brass
Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Pair of circa 1959 solid teak "523" tables by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Son, Denmark. Both tables are in beautifully restored condition.
Marshall Studios Bar Cart
Marshall Studios Bar Cart
Marshall Studios
Rare, 1960s Gordon Martz tile and oiled walnut bar/tea cart by Marshall Studios. This piece is located off-site, to view in person please contact City Issue to make an appointment at...