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Jens Risom Modern movement office flat top desk c1960
Jens Risom Modern movement office flat top desk c1960


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Jens Risom Modern design office desk in teak c1960. This flat top desk was made from solid teak and teak veneers and is finished on both sides so it could be used in the middle of a room. Measures 72 inches long by 36 inches deep and 30 inches high. Original finish with some surface use marks. "Jens Risomís career has spanned nearly sixty years. He began his study of design in the Copenhagen workshop of Kaare Klint in 1935 and joined Ernst Kuhnís architectural office in 1938, where he designed furniture and interiors. In 1939, Risom emigrated to the U.S. and in 1941 designed the first chair manufactured by Knoll. Risom continued to create simple, well-crafted modern furniture with Knoll and George Jensen, but established his own design studio, Jens Risom Design, in 1946. The studio was acquired by Dictaphone in 1970 and in 1973, Risom became chief executive of Design Control, a Connecticut based design consultancy" This biography information was taken from

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