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Saturday, September 7, 2013

In the store: Jens Risom coffee table and lounge chairs

Jens Risom is one of my favorite designers. One look at the beautiful floating top on this coffee table reminds me why. This particular piece has a beautiful finish and an extraordinary wood grain on the top.


Jens Risom coffee table

Alternate view

End view

Top view

We haven't had many Risom pieces in the store lately, so I'm especially happy to announce the arrival of these handsome solid walnut high back lounge chairs, which have been fully restored. Everything about these chairs remind me of the elegant and debonair Mr. Risom himself.


Jens Risom high back lounge chairs

Front close-up

Back close-up

Portrait of Jens Risom
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And, by the way, the blog turned three years old yesterday, and I forgot to celebrate. On September 6, 2010, I posted for the first time, having no idea that you great folks would join me in this ongoing experience. I just read that first post, and I was amazed at how prophetic it was. We hadn't even thought about opening a store at that time, yet I was already talking about having great finds shipped from other locations. (We recently shipped several pieces to a customer in Hong Kong. Who could have predicted that?)

I want to thank you again for your loyalty, support and encouragement. You're the best bunch of readers anyone could ask for!

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations sweet Dana!! Wow, three years of great posts, that's pretty impressive! I'm so glad I found you out there in cyberspace:-)
    These furniture pieces are just stunning!!! That table is so incredibly elegant, love the design! And the chairs so simple and gorgeous:-) Have a great weekend Dana!

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    1. I love Risom designs. He's one of my favorites.

      And I'm so glad I found you too! You're one of those awesome readers I appreciate so much...and an amazing blogger.

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  2. Congrats on theee years! I love how much I learn from your blog, and I love the work of Jens Risom!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm so glad people still feel they're having fun withe the blog and learning things at the same time!

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  3. I love your never-ending stream of wonderful furniture.

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    1. I give my SIL all the credit for our inventory. I walk into the store and ooooh and aaaah myself.

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  4. Congratulations to your third year blogging. Blogger doesn´t allow me to read your first post, but it must be amazing and worth to read like your whole blog. You are a great inspiration for me and I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the lovely comments at my blog. THANKS.

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    1. Thank you so much for becoming such a wonderful reader. You may have just joined the ranks recently, but you more than make up for it in enthusiasm!

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  5. Three great years of mid2mod, I am happy to be part of at least two of them. Congratulations, Dana!

    I really want to steal that coffee table. ( :

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    1. It's been great to get to know you through our blogs...and I'll arm wrestle you for that coffee table. :)

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  6. Congratulations Dana, so glad to have met you!

    Mr. Risom's pieces are so very graceful.

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    1. Glad to have met you too! Yes, I think that's what I like about his pieces and about him...graceful elegance.

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  7. Risom!! Now that I have heard the name and seen the pieces, I am sure I will be noticing him all over the homes I tour. As usual you have added to my education. For that I am so grateful. Your blog has been a treasure. Did you know that sometimes when I want to research a particular name or designer, I start with your search bar rather than the interweb! You are my mid-century modern reference source. That is why many times I link back to your posts when I stumble on something. Just seems like a more pure, credible source then random eBay auctions. Anyway, formal than you for that on going service.

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    1. I try to research my posts as much as I can, and when I find that I have given incomplete or incorrect information, I always go back and revise the post. I'd like for people to know they can trust what I write. I'm so glad you find it helpful.

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  8. The big 0-3 (as apposed to the big 3-0!), how's it feel? Why aren't those balloons black and where's your "over the hill" mug?!

    Mr. Risom's designs...beautiful if not exactly delicate.

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    1. Yeah, we're getting old, aren't we? Blog years are probably like dog years...more, in fact, because the average dog lives a lot longer than most blogs last.

      I normally like a tapered leg better than a square one, but Risom gets the leg size so perfectly proportioned to the rest of the piece that it doesn't look clunky.

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