Jens Risom

Born in Copenhagen in 1916 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1939, Jens Risom made Danish modernism an important part of U.S. design. In 1941, he joined forces with fellow Danish émigré Hans Knoll, who soon launched Knoll with 20 pieces of furniture, 15 of which were designed by Risom.

In 1943, Risom left Knoll to join the US Army, and returned to create his own design firm. While he moved on to design consultancy, many of his pieces are still produced by Knoll to this day.
 
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