Jens Risom, who lived between 1916 and 2016, joined Hans Knoll’s company as the sole furniture designer in the 1940s. The son of famous architect Sevn Risom, Jens graduated from the prestigious Kundstandvaerkerskolen in Copenhagen. He left Knoll in 1943 to enlist in the army and, in 1946, he returned to the U.S. to found the brand Jens Risom Design. After working for long years, he sold the company and moved to Connecticut to begin working as a consultant. Jens Risom received knighthood from Queen Margrethe in 1996.