A short documentary of National Design Award winner Jack Lenor Larsen chronicles the many facets of the legendary textile designer’s career and dreams, culminating in the creation of the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, NY. The 16-acre reserve and sculpture garden exemplifies living with art in all forms, and features work by seminal artists Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono, and William de Kooning, among others, with the goal to reflect world cultures and inspire a creative life.
Larsen founded his eponymous firm in 1952, and the company has grown steadily to become a dominant resource for signature fabrics. Larsen’s own award-winning, hand-woven fabrics of natural yarns in random repeats have evolved to become synonymous with 20th-century design at its finest. Larsen is one of only five Americans to have exhibited at the Louvre in Paris, and his designs are in museum collections around the world, including the Cooper Hewitt collection, which holds over 100 stunning examples.
The film will play on loop in the Lecture Room.