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New Oral history films at the Glass House

October 15, 2011

Students from the New Canaan High School, in collaboration with the Philip Johnson Glass House, have produced a wide-ranging series of oral history films featuring individuals connected to the Glass House, which can now be viewed via the Glass House’s website. Interviewees include Pamela Gores, wife of architect Landis Gores, a member of the Harvard Five; Port Johnson, a builder and engineer who worked with Johnson beginning in 1968; photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, official photographer to Frank Lloyd Wright; and the Danish-born furniture designer and long-time New Canaan resident Jens Risom, who’s 95 years old.

http://philipjohnsonglasshouse.org/programs/educationalpartnerships/

Jens Risom, designer who produced 15 of the first 20 pieces the Hans Knoll Furniture Company launched in 1942.