Posted on Sun May 27 2018
Jens Risom double pedestal desk, 74x36, w/ walnut veneer finish. LH: (1) hanging pencil/file drawer. RH: (1) hanging pencil/box/box drawer. (1) pencil drawer w/ no lock. Though the desk has significant wear, it still remains a masterwork. Jens Risom is considered by many to be the embodiment of Mid-Century modern design. In 1941, he teamed with Hans Knoll and launched the Hans Knoll Furniture Company, helping to popularize Scandinavian design in the United States. In 1946, he went on to start his own firm - Jens Risom Design - where he continued to dazzle with his idiosyncratic designs. His works have since become classics and a hot item for collectors.