National Design Awards 2015 by Cooper Hewitt museum, NY-1

National Design Awards 2015 by Cooper Hewitt museum, NY

Jack Lenor Larsen | Director’s award

Jack Lenor Larsen is an internationally renowned textile designer, author, and collector, and one of the world’s foremost advocates of traditional and contemporary crafts. He 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 twentieth-century design at its finest. Larsen is also widely recognized for LongHouse, his sixteen-acre estate in East Hampton, New York, that serves as a nonprofit outdoor art museum that exemplifies living with art in all its forms. The collections, gardens, sculpture, and programs reflect world cultures and inspire a creative life. The recipient of numerous awards, 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.