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Modern Oak & Polished Aluminum Dining Table with Shamrock Legs by Jens Risom



A particularly striking dining table designed by Jens Risom, it is notable for its very fine metal work throughout. No expense was spared in the quality of material and finishing work throughout. The solid oak top is recessed into the brushed steel frame, these coming together with a perfect joint against the inset shamrock legs. As far as a strikepoint goes, it is difficult to imagine a more interesting piece for the dining room, conference room or even modern office. Measurements: 72 1/4” W x 37 1/4” D x 28 1/2” H.


  • Creator
    Jens Risom (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.5 in (72.39 cm)Width: 72.25 in (183.52 cm)Depth: 37.25 in (94.62 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa Mid-20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. A few spots of ding and surface flaws to the oak; scuffs to polished legs, particularly around the tops.
  • Seller Location
    Shippensburg, PA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 802PVK24S | Silla, ltd.1stDibs: LU1059030113262

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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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