Jens Risom, Danish Don. At 95 he’s the last remaining member of Playboy’s much reblogged 1961 ‘Furniture Design Pin-Ups’ image, along with the usual suspects – Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, George Nelson and Co. One of the greats, his is the name to drop when talking chairs with bespectacled furniture snobs. Of course the era was littered with great designers who remain hidden in the shadow of these midcentury stars, but it’s hard to argue with Risom’s position among the masters. Scandinavian goodness at its best, this video from Design Within Reach is a joy to watch. Hit Dwell for a run-down of the basics, Londoners might want to check out Rocket Gallery for some close-up business.
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