Design Within Reach’s new line is inspired by a midcentury modern master

Atlanta furniture designer Chris Hardy worked with Jens Risom to create the Ven storage line
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Of all the iconic midcentury modern masters, only Jens Risom is still living. So when Design Within Reach offered Chris Hardy a chance to meet the almost-centenarian, the 31-year-old Atlanta furniture designer eagerly jumped on a plane to visit Risom at his home in Connecticut. The company was looking for a young partner to help the legendary Danish-born designer produce storage pieces. The result is their line of Ven storage units, chests, and cabinets, which come in walnut and brass or oak and steel. Now available in Atlanta, starting just under $2,000. Design Within Reach, 2451 Peachtree Road 

This article originally appeared in our August 2015 issue.