EOOS- Carl Hansen
Frits Henningsen- Carl Hansen
Strand & Hvass- Carl Hansen
Poul Kjærholm- Carl Hansen
Hennepin Made
Mogens Lassen- Carl Hansen
Larsen & Bender- Carl Hansen
Thomas Bo Kastholm- Carl Hansen
Lindsey Adelman
Stamberg Aferiat -Knoll
David Adjaye -Knoll
Jacques Adnet - Gubi
AKMD
Tadao Ando -Carl Hansen
Marcello Apa
Apparatus
Architecture & Associés - Knoll
Art Squared
Barber & Osgerby -Knoll
Harry Bertoia -Knoll
Robert Best -Bestlite
Bocci
Cini Boeri -Knoll
Bover
Marcel Breuer -Knoll
Bec Brittain
Don Chadwick -Knoll
Sophie Cook
Coolican & Company
Joseph D'Urso -Knoll
Frank Gehry -Knoll
Alexander Girard -Knoll
Tracy Glover
Morten Gøttler -Carl Hansen
Greta Grossman - Gubi
Gubi
Matthew Hilton -De La Espada
Jehs + Laub -Knoll
Juniper
Kaare Klint -Carl Hansen
Loren Kaplan
Anna Karlin
Tracy Kendall
Mirena Kim
Florence Knoll -Knoll
Mogens Koch -Carl Hansen
Kosoy & Bouchard
Marc Krusin -Knoll
Maya Lin -Knoll
Piero Lissoni -Knoll
Ross Lovegrove -Knoll
Vico Magistrati -Knoll
Marco Maran -Knoll
A. Jacob Marks - Skram
Materia Designs
Rina Menardi
Miles & May
Miss Print Wallpaper
Serge Mouille
George Nakashima -Knoll
Neri & Hu -De La Espada
Jeff Nimeh
NLXL
Isamu Noguchi -Knoll
Jonathan Olivares -Knoll
PELLE
Charles Pfister -Knoll
Warren Platner -Knoll
Charles Pollock -Knoll
Klein Reid
Carlos Riart -Knoll
Jens Risom -Knoll
Roll & Hill
Michael Ruh
Eero Saarinen -Knoll
Reinaldo Sanguino -RS Ceramics
Richard Schultz -Knoll
Gabriel Scott
Shelton Mindel -Knoll
Siemon & Salazar
Skram Furniture
Speke I Klein
Stickbulb
Stone and Sawyer
Daniel Stromborg -Knoll
Martha Sturdy
Kazuhide Takahama -Knoll
Ufficio Tecnico -Knoll
Mies Van Der Rohe -Knoll
Lella and Massimo Vignelli -Knoll
Walter G
Ole Wanscher -Carl Hansen
David Weeks
Hans Wegner -Carl Hansen
Workstead
 

DESIGNERS & BRANDS

Jens Risom -Knoll

COUNTRY : DENMARK
BORN : 1916
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 specializing 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’s Fair. Knoll asked Risom, who had been searching for a promoter and manufacturer, to help him design interiors for clients around New York.

With Hans handling client relations and Jens planning interiors and designing furniture when needed, the pair began to take on more design projects. In 1942 they printed the first Knoll Catalog, which included 15 pieces designed by Risom — the very first furniture to be commissioned specifically by Knoll. Working ingeniously within the constraints of wartime material shortages, Risom developed several chairs and tables using essentially scraps of wood and rejected nylon straps from parachute production. Despite these constraints, Risom was able to design innovative and truly modern pieces of furniture, a selection of which were reintroduced by Knoll in 1994.

Source: knoll.com

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