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Jens Risom Lazy Susan Coffee Table

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A 1958 design for a large round walnut coffee table by Jens Risom that rotates on a central mechanism for a “Lazy Susan” effect. There is a hidden wheel underneath the table that can be adjusted to increase resistance and act as a brake. The four sculpted legs of the base are slightly splayed. Condition: The table has been professionally cleaned and oiled and the rotating mechanism is in good working order. Excellent vintage condition. With some small cosmetic flaws in finish. Dimensions: 42” diameter x 16” height.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 16 in. x Dm 42 in.

    H 40.64 cm x Dm 106.68 cm

  • Diameter
    42 in. (106.68 cm)
  • Seller location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference number
    LU164527776853

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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.

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