Jens Risom exhibition, London

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.

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.

Wallpaper* Newsletter

Wallpaper* is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.

© Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, Bath BA1 1UA. All rights reserved. England and Wales company registration number 2008885.