The Risom Shelves, designed by Jens Risom is a simply beautiful storage unit with four shelves and two drawers. With a contemporary twist on the traditional shelving cabinet, the piece has subtle details that add to its character. Read more here
The Risom Shelves, designed by Jens Risom is a simply beautiful storage unit with four shelves and two drawers. With a contemporary twist on the traditional shelving cabinet, the piece has subtle details that add to its character.
Made with solid walnut legs and veneer walnut panels, the beautiful grain of the walnut is visible throughout. Perfect for storing books or displaying trinkets, the Risom Shelves are a truly elegant shelving system. Manufactured to the highest standard by Stellar Works, the piece embodies the brand's simple but sophisticated style throughout.
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Who was Jens Risom?
Jens Risom was born in 1916 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Most early in his career, he trained under Kaare Klint. Here his colleagues included the likes of Hans Wegner. After moving to the US in 1939, Risom creates the first range of furniture manufactured by Hans Knoll. Shortly after this, in 1946 he established Jens Risom Design. It went on to become the third-largest furniture company in America. Risom is a legend of mid-century modern design. Jens Risom is well-known across the globe for his outstanding contribution to modern design.
What did Jens Risom design?
Risom is best known for his stools, armchairs and lounges, made from cedar and surplus webbing—works which have since become design classics. Though the most notable Jens Risom furniture designs include: Magazine Table, A-Chair, Risom Lounge Chair, Risom Dining Chair, Risom "Big" Chair and Ottoman, Risom Sofa, Risom floating bench, Risom Surfboard Dining Table, Risom Side Chair.
What are the benefits of free-standing shelves?
Because a free-standing shelving unit does not attach to a wall you can move it to any location. From a functional standpoint, it means you can reposition and refresh your interior anytime. As your storage needs change the shelves can still continue to be of use.
Why are veneers used instead of solid wood?
Wood veneer is extremely sustainable. This fact alone gives it many advantages over solid wood. For example, the amount of high-end furniture you can make from one single log vastly increases. This too with no sacrifice to quality. Veneer should only appear on large panels and the like. Typically where the structural integrity of the furniture is not at stake. A veneer is also much less likely to warp or split. Wood panels are perfect for veneer, as seen on the Risom Shelves.
How do you care for walnut veneer?
Walnut veneer needs regular dusting with a dry, lint-free cloth, or wiping with a damp cloth. This will usually be sufficient to keep walnut-veneered furniture in excellent condition for many years. Always avoiding detergents or soapy water is important for any type of veneered furniture.
The first true Knoll designer, Jens Risom joined the young Hans Knoll Furniture Company in the early 1940s as the sole designer of interiors and furniture. Born in Denmark to the well-known architect Sven Risom, Jens worked in Stockholm for one year before graduating from the prestigious Kundstandvaerkerskolen in Copenhagen. Risom left Denmark for the United States in 1938 and, for two years, served as Director of Interior Design at the studio of Dan Cooper, Inc. in New York before starting a freelance career specialising in furniture and textiles. It was during this time that he met Hans Knoll. The pair collaborated on an exhibition for the New York World
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