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JACK LENOR LARSEN
Jack Lenor Larsen, internationally known textile designer, author, and collector is one of the world's foremost advocates of traditional and contemporary crafts. His awards are many and his designs are in collections of international museums. Larsen is associated with schools and art centers worldwide.
Jack Lenor Larsen founded the firm that bears his name in 1952. Over the past five decades, Larsen - the company - has grown steadily to become a dominant resource for signature fabrics. The "Larsen Look" which began with Mr. Larsen's own award-winning hand-woven fabrics of natural yarns in random repeats has evolved to become synonymous with 20th century design at its pinnacle.
Known as an innovator, Larsen has won many awards and is one of four Americans ever to be honored with an exhibition in the Palais du Louvre.
More than a weaver, Mr. Larsen is a scholar, world traveler, and an authority
on traditional and contemporary crafts. His home, LongHouse, located on
16 acres in East Hampton, NY, was built as a case study to exemplify a creative approach to contemporary life. He believes visitors experiencing art in living spaces have a unique learning experience--more meaningful than the best media. Inspired by the famous Japanese shrine at Ise, LongHouse contains 13,000 square feet, 18 spaces on four levels. The gardens present the designed landscape as an art form and offer a diversity of sites for the sculpture installations.
Interview with Jack Larsen by Patricia Malarcher of Surface Design Journal.
Mr. Larsen's most recent book, Jack Lenor Larsen: A Weaver's Memoir, was published
by Harry N. Abrams in the fall of 1998 and reprinted in 2002.
Jack Lenor Larsen's LongHouse by Molly Chappellet was published in 2010 by Chronicle Books.
Both books can be purchased here.
To view some of the magazine articles written about LongHouse Reserve and Jack Larsen please visit our Media page.
Click to view Larsen design "A Living Archive" at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
You can read about Larsen Inc. here.
Read about Jack Larsen in Interior Design Magazine, August 2013
Download Jack Lenor Larsen's Biography here.