// Spun Metal Products – The Russel Wright Collection
The original spun metal designs (circa 1930-1940) of Russel Wright ® are being reissued by HK Designs under exclusive license with Russel Wright Studios. The decorative pieces are manufactured to the exact dimension, material, finish and process as the originals.
Russel Wright (1904-1976) was one of the most influential American designers of the 20th Century, a true pioneer of mid-century Modern design. Russel designed thousands of objects over his lifetime, which included home furnishings, serving accessories, light fixtures, textiles, appliances, interiors, buildings and landscapes, the most famous being his American Modern dinnerware.
His innovative designs were aimed at an easier and informal way of living. Russel, along with his wife Mary, invented lifestyle marketing and was the first designer of the 20th century to promote his own name on the products.
In the early 1930’s, Russel shifted the nation’s aesthetics towards modernism and revolutionized the way people lived. Inspired by a variety of diverse sources, he created a uniquely American style that was both elegant and informal. His early works in spun aluminum, incorporating new materials and technology, launched his career and crystallized his philosophy of “good design is for everyone”.
Today, his original works are highly prized by collectors and are a part of many museums permanent collections. Dragon Rock and Manitoga, Wright’s extraordinary home and surrounding landscape in Garrison NY, is a National Historic Landmark.
- Graphic Design
- Industrial Design