Part of the first collection designed for Knoll®, Jens Risom created the Risom Round Dining Table in 1941. Its straightforward, smart design is compactly scaled for a kitchen nook or apartment living. Risom emigrated from Denmark to the U.S. in 1939 and is now regarded as one of the masters of mid-century American design. This fully licensed classic is manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Made in U.S.A.
Made from solid walnut with mortise-and-tenon joints, this is a sturdy, heirloom-quality piece.
H 28" Diameter 42"
Simple assembly required.
WALNUT: sold walnut, walnut veneer; EBONIZED WALNUT: solid ebonized walnut, walnut veneer; MAPLE: solid maple; ALL COLORS: basswood tabletop.
To his bewilderment, when Jens Risom emigrated from Denmark to the United States to study contemporary American furniture design, finding opportunity to do so was not an easy task. The year was 1939, and at the age of 23 Risom already had attended business school, studied at Copenhagen's School for Arts and Crafts and designed furniture for Kaare Klint and architect Ernst Kuhn.
With a career that has spanned nearly 70 years and is still in the making, Risom made his mark designing one of the first chairs to be manufactured by Knoll®. Constructed of a birch frame and surplus parachute straps, the chair made the best of the few materials available during WWII. When Risom began his collaboration with Knoll in 1941, they set about on a tour of the new "modern" home to gain insight into what would be needed to market a line of modern furniture. After consulting with the architects along the way, Risom was encouraged to try out a few of his Scandinavian-inspired designs that fit the modern bill and the new modern home. The result was the Jens Risom collection, which was featured in one of the first Knoll catalogs. Read more >