RSS   RSS 2.0   ATOM XML Sign up for our monthly newsletter:

November 29, 2012

Jens Risom's Block Island retreat.

Jens Risom's Block Island Retreat by Gary Nadeau for Dwell from gary nadeau on Vimeo.

Step inside Jens Risom's Block Island home in this beautiful video from Dwell. “There’s something peaceful about the island," says Risom. "It is a unique feeling that you’re there. Not that it’s yours but you’re using it.” Learn more about this iconic designer, his thoughts on prefab and the simple summers he and his family enjoyed (and still enjoy) on the island.

Screen shot 2012-11-29 at 2.36.56 PM

Screen shot 2012-11-29 at 2.42.47 PM
Jens Risom being interviewed by Gary Nadeau for Dwell magazine.


Dear Jens
We have met half a century ago.
I think I got in contact with you
through our friend George Tanier.
I was producing seatings
of Straessle Collection
My designers were Hans Bellmann
Alfred Altherr Paul Tuttle André Vandenbeuck Hans Eichenberger
and my more
A contact with you would be wonderful Greetings
Alex Straessle
P.O. Box 161 9533 Kirchberg Switzerland

Dear Jens,
You and I were introduced by my friend and employer, architect Josef Neufeld in 1960 at your Madison Ave. showroom.
We also have vacationed with our family on BI for many years and share your love for this beautiful place.
I enjoyed reading about you and viewing your timeless house.
All the best and happy holidays.
Gideon Loewenstein, Interior Design, A.S.I.D.

Are floor plans available for this house>

Hi John, Good question. We'll ask Jens and let you know. Happy new year. -DWR

I'm also wondering if there are floor plans available. Retirement home! Thanks.

Hi Paul, I've contacted Jens Risom's son, and while floor plans are not currently available, he is putting me in touch with the contractor to see if they can be created. I'll have an update soon.
-Gwendolyn, DWR

The comments to this entry are closed.