Jack Lenor Larsen is a man of cloth. But it’s not quite what you think. He is one of the most prolific textile designers of the twentieth century. As modern architecture and interior design became popular during the 1940’s and 50’s, there were few fabrics to fit the clean lines and symmetry of this design trend. Mr. Larsen filled this niche and created a strong market for his textiles.
He designed fabrics for some of the most elegant homes, public buildings and corporate offices. He worked with Frank Lloyd Wright, Pan American and Braniff Airlines and Air Force One. His work can be found in the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Fashion Institute of Technology, among others.