Jens Risom Block Island Retreat

Widely know as an iconic Danish furniture designer, Jens Risom also heightened the reputation of modular construction with his prefab family beach house. The Jens Risom Block Island Retreat is a 1967 timber A-frame-esque structure located off the coast of Rhode Island and has remained largely hidden for several decades. A glazed north-facing wall frames in views of the ocean, while flooding the open interior with natural light. The 700-square-foot cottage stands nearly untouched, acting almost as a showroom with its vintage Knoll pieces and never-bever-seen prototypes. In honor of his 100th birthday, take a tour of the mid-century masterpiece he leaves behind for a new generation to enjoy.

Photos: Floto + Warner / Dwell

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