At Home with legendary textile designer, Jack Lenor Larsen

The Dream Weaver

There is nothing about textiles that Jack Lenor Larsen doesn't know! His own fabrics are unique, original designs which are sometimes made from wire, plastics, synthetics and natural fibers. His construction of the fabric is always a surprise, and a delight to designers who get to work with them. Because of his originality and the depth of his understanding of textiles, he is a legend in the design industry, and beloved by so many of us, including myself. Jack Lenor Larsen is the son of Danish-Norwegian immigrants, and one of the most influential, respected, innovative textile designers of the past fifty years.

Jack Lenor Larsen's apartment in Murray Hill, New York
The apartment is a testament to Jack Larsen's global travels, and his extraordinary style ...
... and genius as an artist and visionary designer
Photos courtesy Jeffrey Hirsch, via New York Social Diary
This wool and silk rug from Jack Larson is spell bounding and will make a visual impact in any style room,
Photo via One Kings Lane
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Jack Lenor Larsen pictured inside his study
Photos courtesy Jeffrey Hirsch, via New York Social Diary

He not only made his name with Frank Lloyd Wright, who used his fabrics for the music room at Taliesin, or Marilyn Monroe who once shopped for his upholstery fabric whilst setting up her nest with Arthur Miller, Mr. Larsen was instrumental in opening up the huge world of textiles to the American public. He is a collector, artist, philanthropist, author, and world famous for his traditional and contemporary crafts. And above all that, I found him to be très gentil, a gentleman, and surprisingly humble, in all of my interactions with him. What a great example to us all.

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Julie said...

Vyna what a beautiful home this is. It's full of warm colors and texture. I love it.


the modern sybarite ™ said...

His creations are a testament that a piece of cloth is not REALLY just that!!! Lovely post.

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