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.
Click here to see a selection of the designer’s finest work
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).
Click here to see pictures of our trip to Risom’s Connecticut home
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
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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.
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