Jens Risom exhibition, London
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 he’s in peculiar situation of witnessing his own revival - a fitting final chapter to a life that’s witnessed and been responsible for some of the greatest developments in contemporary design.
Last year, London’s Rocket Gallery hosted a comprehensive exhibition of Risom’s 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).
Barely months later and Liberty is now hosting an exhibition of Risom’s designs. And, not to be outdone by the London Gallery scene, we recently took a trip to Risom’s Connecticut home to chat about design, sample his wife’s delicious cooking and enjoy the comfort of his exquisite furniture in the most appropriate setting.
Liberty 4th Floor
London W1B 5AH