Jens Risom Sketches Are Brought to Life in Design Within Reach’s Block Island Collection
The late, great Jens Risom, his first wife Iben, and their children summered on Block Island, off the Rhode Island coast, in a prefab A-frame he designed in 1967. Their home backed up to a nature conservancy adored by Iben. When she died in 1977, her husband conceived the Memorial bench for the conservancy but only as a sketch; it was never built. Decades later, their son Sven discovered the drawings and, with Design Within Reach, has brought them to life as the Block Island Outdoor collection. It’s composed of a coffee table, chair, and loveseat, all in teak, the latter available with Sunbrella-covered cushions in Logo Red or Natural.