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742 All purpose desk

By Jens Risom Furniture


  • Description

    Risom's furniture from the 1950s and 1960s is very down to earth and functional, but still has enormous elegance. It is a fusion of the craft tradition he learned in Denmark with American modernism and the hi-tech of American production methods. It is significant that he always wants to be known as a Danish-born American designer, not a Danish designer. His designs are more pared down than those of the likes of Hans Wegner or Finn Juhl.
    Jonathan Stephenson/Rocket, quoted in July 2010 Wallpaper*.

    This desk was designed by Risom in 1968.

  • Technical Info

    solid oak or walnut with Elmo leather top
    and formica-bottom drawer

    Elmo soft leather 17027: Dark blue/grey
    Elmo soft leather 35126: Wine

    W:106.7 x D:55.9 x H:71.1cm

  • Designer
    Jens Risom

    Jens Risom, who designed the first Knoll chair in 1941, received his education in Denmark at the Krebs' School, St. Anne Vester School, University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen's Kunsthåndværkerskolen. He worked as a designer of furniture and interiors in the Copenhagen office of architect Ernst Kuhn. After moving to the United States, he became the design director of Dan Cooper in New York and also designed for Georg Jensen. Responsible for designs dating to the mid-20th century, Risom is a trustee of the Rhode Island School of Design and was knighted by Queen Margrethe of Denmark in 1966.

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  • Delivery

    6-8 week
    Made to order item

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