Welcome to the official site for educational information and answers concerning the life and work of the designer Jens Risom.

In the late 1930s, Risom arrived in the United States, eager to expand his education in the field of modern furniture design. The 23-year-old Danish designer soon learned that there were few opportunities.  At the same time a growing number of young American architects were looking for furniture that would fit into the new smaller open-plan homes being designed at that time.

For many of these architects, Risom would eventually provide the answer.

Contributors participating in this Web-based project include the designer Jens Risom, who maintains editorial and design control over all aspects of the site.

www.risom.org is being developed by Jespersen & Associates, LLC in Cambridge, MA
under the direction of Mark Jespersen, Senior Partner
Although primarily a pro-bono project at Jespersen & Associates, the agency wishes to thank the Risom family for opening the Risom archives and files while contributing financial and moral support during the development of this site.

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Mark Jespersen with Jens Risom, May 2004.