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Project: Risom + Hardy = Ven Storage Collection Video for website (video)
Posted by 2x4
August 4, 2015
via Design Within Reach

To showcase the collaborative efforts of their designers, Design Within Reach decided to pair the prolific Jens Risom with up-and-coming industrial designer Chris Hardy, who designed his first piece for DWR in 2012. Risom's career spans nearly 70 years, beginning with the first chair he designed for Knoll in 1941, and continuing with his own design firm, Jens Risom Design. The pairing of an old master with a new generation designer resulted in the Ven Storage Collection, a carefully blended, timeless aesthetic, showcasing elements from both Risom and Hardy's past work. To illustrate the design process between Risom and Hardy, we produced a making of video documenting their collaboration. For Risom, now in his 90s, the collection stands as an emblem of his influence over the design world.