The Barone Dining Table and Shark Chairs make
for the perfect modern dining room set. The Barone table takes shape from an essential, almost archaic form, but with a refined formal expression. The most refined finishes, never obvious and commonplace, ...
Introduced in 1958 as a special project by
Ray Eames for a private residence being designed by Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard, the Eames Aluminum Group originally was specified as "leisure furniture." Now used in various locations, their classic lines ...
The Telesio table is a telescoping dining table
with a unique design and extension mechanism. This table expands by a convenient, extension mechanism that glides on ball bearings for smooth, one hand movement. The Linda side chair is constructed with ...
Born in Copenhagen in 1916, Jens Risom was highly influenced by his award-winning architect-father, Sven Risom, who encouraged Jens to pursue studies in contemporary design. After completing his education in Denmark, Risom worked as a furniture and interior designer in architect Ernst Kuhn's Copenhagen office. Shortly after immigrating to New York in 1939, Risom became design director of Dan Cooper. He also designed for Georg Jensen.
In 1941, Risom designed Knoll's first commissioned collection, including a range of simple birchwood chairs. After World War II, he founded his own company and was one of the first to manufacture furniture consisting of interchangeable standard components.
Risom is a trustee of the Rhode Island School of Design and was knighted by Queen Margrethe of Denmark in 1966.