This elegantly simple coffee table is among the midcentury furnishings originally designed by the noted Jens Risom and recently reissued by Stellar Works. Timeless Scandinavian-influenced style is expressed in the solid-ash or walnut square table with a veneer laminated top. (Though Jens came to New York in 1939 and established his company in the U.S., the native Dane originally studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen.) Apropos to both the home and commercial spaces such as lobbies or reception rooms, it remains a standout.
16.1'' h x 31.9'' w x 31.9'' d (41x81x81cm)
Solid wood legs, veneer laminate top
Craftsmanship is at the heart of Stellar Works since a couple of design enthusiasts from France and Japan launched the line in 2013. Operations benefit from Japanese management, while the craftsmanship draws on premium European furniture practices and technical proficiency that comes with the brand’s own state-of-the-art factory in Shanghai, China.
Because Stellar Works controls end to end, it takes great pride in abiding to Japan’s Four-Star standards—the most stringent in the industry worldwide—offering transparency regarding the sourcing of every material, be it leather, metal or fabric, along with ensuring that all woods come from FSC-certified forests.
The line’s urbane sense of materials, colorways and forms is a reflection of a global roster that includes New York designer-architect David Rockwell, Toronto’s Yabu Pushelberg, Copenhagen’s Space Copenhagen and Monaco-based Humbert & Poyet—along with an exacting Asian lens by appointing Chinese duo Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu—widely known as Neri&Hu—as creative directors for the brand.