The Risom Shelves were originally designed by Jens Risom and have been recently reissued by Stellar Works. The distinctive mid-century style of the freestanding shelving unit, with its focus on simplicity and functionality, marks it out as a true modern classic. This compact bookcase combines 4 open shelves with two drawer compartments, the latter featuring cut-out drawer fronts, which gives the bookcase a sense of lightness. The Risom Shelves is a timeless classic which works well in living rooms or studies at home and in commercial spaces such as offices, lobbies, receptions and other communal lounging areas.
The Risom Shelves comes with a solid oak or walnut wood structure in various finishes with veneer panels. Please make your selection in the Wood Finishes option above. Please contact us if you have any further questions on options and finishes.
The Risom Collection comprises two chairs, a lounge chair, a desk and some shelves. The collection is most famous for the cane back Risom Chair 140, which was used in the White House in the 1960s, with President Lyndon B. Johnson photographed sitting on it whilst he signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964.
Jens Risom, who designed the first Knoll chair in 1941, received his education in Denmark at the Krebs' School, St. Anne Vester School, University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen's Kunståndvaerkerskolen. He worked as a designer of furniture and interiors in the Copenhagen office of architect Ernst Kuhn.
Stellar Works is a contemporary design brand which brings together East and West, heritage and modernity, as well as craft and industry. The brand benefits from having a production base in China, operational management from Japan and creative input from designers from around the world. Their designs combine Asian motifs with European styles, creating products which feel fresh yet timeless.
Production & Lead Time
Custom-made to order in approximately 14-16 weeks.
Stock in selected finishes may be available for immediate shipping, please enquire for more details.
1-2 weeks for shipping, depending on location.
W 91.5 x D 32 x H 43.5 cm
Materials & Finishes
Structure: solid walnut or oak in various finishes
Panels: veneer laminate in various finishes
Product Tech Sheet
Materials and Finishes Guide
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