Designer Portfolio: Russel Wright

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Industrial designer Russel Wright created ceramics and furniture designs throughout the 20th century that still reverberate strongly today. It happens from time to time that we stumble across his ceramics or dinnerware in an antique shop. Their shapes and color enthrall us every time as if it's the first:FIRST ROW:
1 Russel Wright ca. 1948
2 Apartment Therapy reader, Casey, has a collection of Russel Wright American Modern & Residential Dinnerware. Take a look at it right here.
3 Dragon Rock - The home Wright designed for himself in Garrison, NY.
4 Russel Wright American Modern Line Reissued
5 A chartreuse Russel Wright pitcher serves as an accent in the home of Cozy Little Cave.

SECOND ROW:
6 Russel Wright American Modern Furniture from 1935
7 Russel Wright Modern Textiles - 1950
8 Russel and Mary Wright's home at 221 East 48th St. in Manhattan. Read more about their life and work there at Critical Cities.
9 American Modern dinnerware in Chris & Stephanie's Hip Lower Haight Home
10 American Modern dish in Coral

The gallery above showcases objects from museum-quality furnishings to small secondhand ceramics and recent reissues of Wright's designs. Which all goes to show, this quote from Wright rings true in his own work.

(Images: (1): Artnet, (2): via Apartment Therapy, (3): Daniel Case licensed for use under Creative Commons, (4): via Apartment Therapy, (5): Cozy Little Cave, (6, 7): Russel Wright Studios, (8): Critical Cities, (9): via Apartment Therapy, (10): P. Rollin licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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