Enter Playboy. The Danish-American furniture designer recalls: “Playboy wanted to become highbrow, you know. It never really worked, but they started out with a big series on architects, and then there was one on furniture designers. The center-fold, which normally pictured a lovely, yummy girl, was instead replaced by a picture of six male furniture designers!” Though the enlightened editorial direction at Playboy in the early 1960s didn’t stick, DWR can attest that the magazine was onto something.
Enter Me. On one of my thrifting adventures I became a very lucky girl. I saw a piece of furniture that I really liked but absolutely did not need. It was in great condition but was going to be trouble to get home and where to put it. It stayed in my mind for several days so I went back with my fiancé and he loved it. As we were checking it out he noticed the paper label and signature. It was a Jens Risom original. Needless to say, $45.00 later, we were the proud owner of design history. I am a lucky girl. yes, I said $45.00