Risom in Westport

Jensglasshouse

The Design Within Reach Westport Studio and the Glass House are pleased to announce an evening with legendary designer Jens Risom on Thursday, June 26 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. The event is open to the public and will have several of Risom’s designs on view for the evening. It promises to be an evening of discussions with Jens about his designs and career.

Born in Copenhagenin 1916, Jens Risom’s career has spanned nearly 70 years and counting. His iconic Risom Chair, designed in 1941 and one of the first chairs to be manufactured by Knoll®, has been in continuous production since it was first introduced. With his Danish approach to modernism, with its emphasis on traditional values and the human need for warmth, beauty and simplicity, Risom is widely considered one of the most influential furniture designers of the 20th century. In 2003 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of fine arts degree by the Rhode Island School of Design. RSVP here .

The image above is of Jens and many DWR employees at the Glass House last October.

-Aran Winterbottom, Westport Studio Proprietor