RussellGordon

Biography

1892-1980

Gordon Russell was a design pioneer - a furniture designer, maker, calligrapher, entrepreneur, educator, and champion of accessible, well crafted design

Schooled in the Arts and Crafts tradition of the Cotswolds he believed that good design has a lasting impact on people's lives. His great skill was making connections between hand and machine, craft and design, theory and practice, landscape and architecture

He believed that the hand crafted tradition of British cabinet making could be fused with the possibilities of the machine. He succeeded in creating mass produced furniture that retained a strong sense of tradition and insistence on the highest possible standards of craftsmanship. Whether attained by hand or machine his vision was bound up in the pursuit of quality

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