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Russel Wright

Russel Wright (1904-1976) was an American Industrial designer. From the late 1920s through the 1960s, he created a succession of artistically distinctive and commercially successful products that helped bring modern design to the general public.

Wright is best known for his colorful American Modern dinnerware, the most widely sold American ceramic dinnerware in history, manufactured between 1939 and 1959 by Steubenville Pottery in Steubenville, Ohio. He also designed top selling wooden furniture, spun aluminum dining accessories and textiles. His simple, practical style was influential in persuading ordinary Americans to embrace Modernism in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center

Manitoga in Garrison, New York was built by Wright as his home and studio. Its mission now is to preserve the legacy of Russel Wright - his home, landscape, products, archives and philosophy, and share them with professionals and the public. Manitoga is a National Historic Landmark.

Russel Wright