Jens Risom The First True Knoll Designer
Risom left Denmark for the United States in 1938 and, for two years, offered as Director of Inside Design at the studio of Dan Cooper, Inc. in New York just before starting a freelance profession specializing in furniture and fabrics. Knoll asked Risom, which had been searching for a promoter and maker, to help him design interiors for customers around New York.The very first real Knoll professional, Jens Risom joined the young Hans Knoll Furnishings Business in the very early 1940s as the sole designer of interiors and furniture. Born in Denmark to the well-known architect Sven Risom, Jens worked in Stockholm for one year just before finishing from the respected Kundstandvaerkerskolen in Copenhagen.With Hans dealing with client relationships and Jens preparing interiors and designing furniture when required, both began to handle additional style projects. In 1942 they printed the very first Knoll Brochure, that included 15 items created by Risom-- the initial furnishings to be commissioned especially by Knoll. Functioning ingeniously within the restraints of wartime material shortages, Risom established several chairs and tables utilizing basically scraps of wood and turned down nylon straps from parachute manufacturing. Even with these restraints, Risom had the ability to create really modern and cutting-edge furniture pieces, a selection of which were reestablished by Knoll in 1994.He returned to the United States in 1946 to release his very own design company Jens Risom Design, which he ran until the early 1970s. After selling his firm, Risom relocated to Connecticut and began a design working as a consultant company.Risom Easy chairThe Knoll Risom Easy chair is a stylish wood framework, angled nicely, covered and woven in strips of textile. Made from maple and cotton or nylon webbing, the design of the chair is a mix of geometric angles and mild curves display. Set the easy chair in your living room or positioned facing a coffee table and you have the supreme room decoration.Risom Amoeba Coffee TableBack in 1941, Danish professional Jens Risom produced the Amoeba Table specifically for Knoll. Working a great deal with wood, Risom's signature design plainly comes with in this enjoyable and modern coffee table. The Style Part of a bigger collection developed in 1941, the Risom Amoeba Table incorporates a the visual characteristic of underrated Scandinavian style.Risom Stool The Risom Stool (1943), by Danish designer Jens Risom, is testimony to the simpleness and ingenuity that is so commonly found in classic contemporary layouts. One of the very first layouts commissioned by Knoll®, it brought the all-natural materials and underrated type of Scandinavian design to large U.S. production. Originally constructed of a birch framework and surplus parachute straps, the stool reconciled minority materials readily available during WWII. Today, the sleek hardwood frame is skillfully joined with mortise and tenon building, and the heavy-duty cotton straps are firmly basket-woven around the frame for toughness and resilience. Greenguard® certified for sustainable materials and manufacturing. Each item is printed with the KnollStudio logo and the developer's trademark. Produced by Knoll according to the original and exacting requirements of the designer. Made in U.S.A.