Jack Lenor Larsen, 93

December 30, 2020


Jack Lenor Larsen
Jack Lenor Larsen

EAST HAMPTON, NY—Jack Lenor Larsen one of the most well-known and successful home fabric designers of the 20th Century passed away at his home here on December 22. He was born August 5, 1927, in Seattle, WA, and had operations in as many as 60 countries.
His woven fabrics are in the collections of MoMA in New York and at the Louvre and other major museums worldwide.
He opened his own textile business in New York in 1952, Jack Lenor Larsen Inc., and was equally at home designing interiors for office spaces and residences.
In 1997, his business was merged with Cowtan & Tout, the U.S. subsidiary of Colefax & Fowler, the British editeur with operations in 31 countries.
Larsen’s designs were produced on power looms for high-end interior projects. At one point, he assumed the manufacturing responsibility for Jim Thompson Thai Silks in Bangkok.
He also was the founder of LongHouse Reserve, a non-profit sculpture garden here which opened to the public in 1992. It also houses his collection of textiles.

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