Conran: Something for a London weekend: The Old and The New

At ninety-four years of age the Danish-born American designer Jens Risom shows no signs of slowing down. This week a new exhibition of his furniture opens at Rocket Gallery on London’s Shoreditch High Street.

We are particularly interested as Terence’s Benchmark Furniture have, in partnership with Rocket, secured the European rights to reissue Risom’s 1950s and 1960s furniture designs and the first collection of nine pieces is being shown here.

The collection has been creatively directed by Jonathan Stephenson of Rocket and made by Sean Sutcliffe and Terence Conran’s Benchmark Furniture in their Dorset and Berkshire workshops, with the close involvement of Risom himself.

JENS RISOM FURNITURE, 2nd July-4th September 2010


Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JJ (020 7729 7594)

…in with the new

After a peek at what the best of the design establishment have to offer why not take a look at the work of some of the country’s best new design talent and head to New Designers at the Business Design Centre in Islington.
Part 1 showcasing Textiles, Fashion & Accessories, Contemporary Applied Arts, Ceramics & Glass plus Jewellery & Precious Metalwork runs over this weekend. Catch that talent while you can…


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