Jens Risom is a Danish born American designer, who has recently collaborated with with Rocket and Benchmark, but mainly a designer of the 1950s/60s.
Risom attended the school of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, and trained under the furniture maker Kaare Klint, where his fellow student included Hans Wegner.
In 1939 Risom emigrated from Denmark to the USA, where in 1941 he designed the first range of furniture manufactured by Hans Knoll. He established Jens Risom in 1946, which grew to be the third largest furniture design company in America.
Risom's work can be found internationally including in the Museum of Modern Art. Risom is a Trustee of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he received his doctorate in fine arts.