Skip to main content directly Skip to Site Search Skip to Footer menus
Turn High Contrast On

Risom Side Table - Round

Jens Risom 1943

Jens Risom’s furniture, the first collection designed for and manufactured by Knoll, helped establish the company as an early source of modern design in America. The simple wood side table showcases Risom’s Scandinavian design sensibilities and the beginnings of American Modernism.

Retail Price:

Estimated Ship:
Quickship  2-3 weeks
SHARE THIS CONFIGURATION
Close
Added item to your shopping cart!

    Details

    Construction and Details
    • Top available in 3 finishes in maple or walnut hardwood
    • Top is veneered with cathedral pattern with poplar cross bands and backing
    • Core and edge are solid hardwood lumber
    • Legs and apron are solid maple or walnut
    • Lacquer finish
    • Risom Side Table - Round is certified Clean Air GOLD

    Dimensions

    Order by Phone

    Interested in finishes, sizes or combinations not available above?
    Call or visit our Home Design Shops to work with an expert and place your customized order.

     

    NY Home Design Shop
    M-F 11-7, Sat 11-6 EST
    212 343-4190

    nyknollshop@knoll.com
    Learn More

    LA Home Design Shop
    M-Sat: 10-6pm PST
    310 620-2680
    laknollshop@knoll.com
    Learn More

    Knoll Shop Customer Service
    M-F 8-5 EST
    800 343-5665
    shopservice@knoll.com
     

    Join our Newsletter

    Sign up for our Knoll Shop newsletter for inspiration and updates regarding new products, expanded finishes and upcoming sales and promotions.
     

    Originally known as the 600 Series, the Risom Collection was the first furniture ever commissioned and manufactured by the Hans Knoll Furniture Company. Prior to meeting Jens Risom, Hans Knoll operated as an importer and distributor of European Designs. Knowing that the war would disrupt his supply lines, Hans sought a designer to develop original Knoll Furniture that could be produced locally in New York. Serendipitously, Jens Risom was looking for a salesman to promote his work. They found each other in 1941, and the two young men—just 23 and 24—embarked on a four-month research tour of the United States. Risom later recalled: “There was no furniture, nothing to be had…everybody was anxious to buy everything they could get their hands on.”

    With this in mind, Risom designed a complete line of simple modern chairs, tables and storage that could be made locally, with materials not limited by wartime supply restrictions. Risom’s approach was perfectly suited for the challenge: “Design is a creative effort to successfully solve problems; ‘good design,’ therefore, is a ‘good solution’ which must satisfy the many requirements.” The resulting furniture, which Risom described as “very basic, very simple, inexpensive, easy to make” was made from offcast wood and discarded nylon webbing from parachute factories. 

    READ MORE ABOUT RISOM'S 600 SERIES ON INSPIRATION

     

     

    Discover the Risom Collection
    in the Archive

    Since 1938, Knoll has brought together people and ideas to create inspired objects and spaces. The Archive connects these People, their Products and the Events that shape the Knoll story. Explore the Archive in three views: Timeline, Connections and Grid.

     

    Start Exploring