Monday, 22 October 2012

Jens Risom

I came across Jens Risom whilst looking for seating, simply by accident. then I began to think to myself where has this designer been all my life he's right up my street.

Jens Risom is a Danish born American designer, who has recently collaborated with with Rocket and Benchmark, but mainly a designer of the 1950s/60s.

Risom attended the school of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, and trained under the furniture maker Kaare Klint, where his fellow student included Hans Wegner.

In 1939 Risom emigrated from Denmark to the USA, where in 1941 he designed the first range of furniture manufactured by Hans Knoll. He established Jens Risom in 1946, which grew to be the third largest furniture design company in America.

Risom's work can be found internationally including in the  Museum of Modern Art. Risom is a Trustee of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he received his doctorate in fine arts.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Tent London

I've been quiet for a while collecting information to blog about and boy do I have a lot, but first I will start with Tent London.

A few weeks ago it was London Design Week and my colleague and I  decided to go to Tent London, and it was more than impressive in fact inspiring. Fresh, contemporary, different, it was held in the design district Brick Lane, The Old Truman Brewery, please do enjoy my snapshots along the way.

Munna with Ginger & Jagger



Concrete Fashion


Gaga & Design

Taylor Mckenzie

The Dhaus Company