Very few designers have two large-scale exhibitions, in consecutive years, in the same city. But Jens Risom is more than just a run of the mill designer. At the age of 92 heâs in peculiar situation of witnessing his own revival - a fitting final chapter to a life thatâs witnessed and been responsible for some of the greatest developments in contemporary design.
Click here to see a selection of the designerâs finest work.
Last year, Londonâs Rocket Gallery hosted a comprehensive exhibition of Risomâs furniture. So inspired were we, all over again, by the man and his output as an expression of the finest mid-century American modernist design that we leapt at the chance to profile him as a living icon of design for our interiors special (W*109).
Click here to see pictures of our trip to Risomâs Connecticut home.
Barely months later and Liberty is now hosting an exhibition of Risomâs designs. And, not to be outdone by the London Gallery scene, we recently took a trip to Risomâs Connecticut home to chat about design, sample his wifeâs delicious cooking and enjoy the comfort of his exquisite furniture in the most appropriate setting.