Jens Risom was an extremely talented individual and was a significant player in the Danish Modernism movement, particularly his role in introducing Scandinavian furniture to the American Market. He then pursued a successful career designing a variety of pieces which stem from functionality combined with a New York sense of style and savoir-faire. Risom was a great influence on the global design arena leaving a legacy of stunning, streamlined designs.
A strong proponent of the idea that design should be modest, minimal and not centre stage, Risom’s understated approach to elegance is seen in his preference for gentle curves, geometric angles, clever construction and affinity for continuity.
Risom strongly advocated the idea of design being modest, minimal and not centre stage. His understated approach to elegance can be seen from his preference for gentle curves, geometric angles, clever construction and affinity for continuity.