Jens Risom Bench in Walnut and Brown Fabric USA 1960s
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Jens Risom bench in solid walnut and brown fabric, USA, 1960s
This small bench by Risom is well crafted in walnut, with an open frame. This brown woolen fabric is in great condition.
The modesty of the design is characteristic for the work of Risom, which shows well chosen proportions and fine craftsmanship.
Jens Risom (1916–2016) was a Danish born Designer who moved to the United States and introduced Danish modern design. When Jens Risom moved to New York, he met Hans Knoll, which was the beginning of an extraordinary collaboration. Together, Knoll and Risom, brought a fresh new style to the interiors of offices and homes of North America.
Risom was the first designer who worked for Knoll. As Hans Knoll's business started while the United States entered the Second World War, Risom was put to the Challenge of finding factories and workshops which didn't qualify for war production. In fact in the 650 line, rejected parachute straps we're inserted. Shortly after Risom's production of the 650 line, he joined the military service as a translator.
When Risom came back to Knoll, the company completely changed under the influence of Florence Knoll. Jens Risom decided then that it was his time to leave and begin his new practice, Jens Risom Design.