jens risom: almost a century old and still designing


T 539 table

Danish-born American designer Jens Risom launched his new work at Rocket Gallery in London. Jens is credited with blending traditional Scandinavian values and American post-war furniture design.

With such a good feeling for the use of colours (check his website) and a sense of how everyday furniture can enlighten your day, you would expect the designer to be a blend of youth and experience. Jens certainly has experience… The man is 94 years old. When I read his age, I couldn’t believe it.

T 621 bench

The tables above don’t strike with color but are probably my favourites in the show. All furniture is made by Benchmark Furniture, one of the most technologically advanced furniture-making companies in Britain.

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