Happy Birthday Jens Risom!
Jens Risom with his iconic lounge chair, designed in 1943.
We celebrate Jens Risom every day at DWR -- and especially today, his birthday. Risom designed the first chair for the company Knoll in 1941, and he's still designing today. "Basically, my whole life has been in the design of pieces that make the living environment more enjoyable," says Risom. "Many designers lose sight of this. They want their work to be looked at like art. I prefer design that is neutral and not the center stage, furniture that is for people."
To the man who has brought us so much enjoyment in our living environments, we wish you a very happy birthday!
Learn more about Jens Risom in this DWR Film.