Russel Wright is best known for his colorful American Modern dinnerware -- the most widely sold American ceramic dinnerware in history -- manufactured between 1939 and 1959. The simple, durable style of the dinnerware pushed Americans to embrace Modernism in the 40's and 50's and Wright's trademarked signature was the first to be identified with lifestyle-marketed products. Fans and collectors of the iconic tableware now have a chance to stock up on the classics because our very own Bauer Pottery here in Los Angeles has begun manufacturing select pieces from the original line:
Bauer, who is already known for their own style of vintage ceramics
has formed a partnership with the Russel Wright company (a relationship that actually started in 1946 when Wright designed a line for Bauer) to manufacture select pieces from the original American Modern line. The initial line, which is available as of today
, consists of thirteen of the original most popular and useful pieces including dishes, bowls, serving platters, serving bowls, tea set and a unique new coffee mug, in chartreuse, coral, seafoam, granite and white. The colors have been carefully matched to the original colors so that the new Bauer American Modern line can be paired with original rarer pieces.
Visit the shop shop here and read up on some of the history here.