Jens Risom was born in Copenhagen on May 8, 1916. He was trained as a designer at the Copenhagen School of Industrial Arts and Design. Among his classmates were now-famous designers such as Hans J. Wegner and Børge Mogensen. Risom is most famous for promoting Scandinavian design in home furniture to the broader American public.
"Good design means that anything good will go well with other equally good things."