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Jens Risom Table

$1,902.94

The basic form for this table was taken from one designed by Jens Risom in 1959. From this, I adapted the table to the space that would house it and gave it a more modern feel by reducing the height and wrapping the top with a pencil roll.

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Jens Risom Walnut Table

Story: Jens Risom is an acclaimed Danish furniture designer whose work can be found in prestigious galleries such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. The basic form for this black walnut table was taken from one designed by Jens Risom in 1959. Oden fine furniture maker Jacques Breau began with a similar design, but then adapted the walnut table to the space that would house it. Jacques also gave the table a more modern feel by reducing the height and wrapping the top with a pencil roll.

Material: This table is made using black walnut throughout 

Dimensions: 15.5″ H x 52.5″ L x 18″ W

Jacques Breau

Jacques Breau has been around woodworking and craft since he was a child. Woodworking runs in the Breau family, starting from his great-grandfather who passed down his love of wood to many family members throughout the generations. Jacques’ mother, an exacting seamstress, has imparted her approach to craft to him. This combination of material and approach guides Jacques along. After completing an undergraduate degree at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Jacques embarked on his journey as a craftsman. After reading James Krenov’s book, “A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook”, it became clear that his passion was leading him to woodworking. He has since studied at the Silva Bay Shipyard School (2003), and at the Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking (2006-2007), both located on the Strait of Georgia, in British Columbia. Since graduating from the Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking, Jacques has been a member of the Guest Faculty at that institution. Jacques gets inspirations for his work from bridges, water towers, seashells, difficult joinery, and the flowing lines of turn of the century furniture. These inspirations are juxtaposed with constantly striving to strip designs down to the essentials. Tools are a very important aspect of Jacques’ craft practice. His machines have been collected and lovingly restored to working order. They date as far back as 1915, and are all from quality manufactures in North America and Europe. The hand tools in Jacques’ collection are all of high quality, and are well maintained. Some of these tools have been shop built, while others have been accumulated over the years. His hand tool collection includes tools from Japan, England, the United States, Germany, Canada, as well as shop made tools.

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Additional Information

Weight 50 lbs
Dimensions 53 x 18 x 16 in