Jack Lenor Larsen - Design / Design Art New York Thursday, December 14, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Jack Lenor Larsen: 30 years of creative textiles, exh. cat., Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1981, for further reading

  • Catalogue Essay

    Seattle-born weaver and textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen’s career has spanned over 50 years. He studied architecture, interior design and weaving at the University of Washington and received his M.F.A. from The Cranbrook Academy. Upon arriving in New York in the 1950s Larsen set up his own firm, designing textiles for various projects and clients, ranging from Pan Am Airways to Frank Lloyd Wright interiors. He is widely known as one of the most accomplished and decorated textile designers of the twentieth century. His designs are informed by his exhaustive travels and personal collections as well as his passion for gardening and garden design. These influences are expressed in his textiles with technical virtuosity and understanding of color, form and materials.


Hand-loomed “Gallop Tweed” rug

ca. 1965
Leather, jute, cotton.
216 1/2 x 137 3/4 in. (549.9 x 349.9 cm)
Made in Portugal by Harry Flitterman. With a Jack Lenor Larsen cloth label.

$8,000 - 10,000 

Sold for $19,200

Design / Design Art

14 Dec 2006, 2pm
New York