Jens Risom’s Block Island Retreat by Gary Nadeau for Dwell

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“In the late 1960s, designer Jens Risom sought an affordable vacation home for his family on Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island. Now some 45 years later, the prefab cottage still exists to serve the needs of the growing Risom brood.”

Jens Risom (born 8 May 1916) is a Danish American furniture designer. An exemplar of Mid-Century modern design, Risom was one of the first designers to introduce Scandinavian design in the United States. Note: “Jens” is pronounced “Yenns.”

Learn more about Jens RIsom here >
See more work by Gary Nadeau here >
Here’s a piece I did on architect Michael Graves >


Produced by Amanda Dameron
Directed & Edited by Gary Nadeau
Cinematography Jason Koontz
Assistant Camera Adam Koontz
Original Music by Torild
Sound Recordist Philip Cocoliato

Filmed with a Canon 5dmkII & 60D
DIY Skateboard Dolly
Kessler Crane!/garynadeau

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