The Jens Risom story is one that has been told many times before, in many different ways. Such was his impact, his designs have made their way into popular culture, firmly ensconced into legend. You may have heard of his Block Island retreat, featured on the cover of Life magazine in 1967 and Dwell in 2013, or you might have seen the image of Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act whilst seated on the Risom C140 chair in 1964, or it could be that you’ve read the iconic 1961 Playboy article ‘Designs for Living’ which brought the six greatest, most prolific, designers of the time into one room.
Or you may only be familiar with his legacy. Credited as being one of the first to introduce Scandinavian design to America, he is one of the reasons why sleek, minimal furniture remains perennially appealing - and his name has become synonymous with mid-century modern design.
However, one of the lesser known parts of the Jens Risom story is his work as a designer and manufacturer of textiles. The exclusive collaboration between Camira and the Risom family brings new life to this long-forgotten aspect of Jens’ portfolio, and we can’t wait to share it with you.