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Episode 203 - 50's Redux
Russel Wright -- Part 2
Joan and Nik admire the Russel Wright
According to my friend Joan Sternthal, a collectibles expert, Wright’s aim with his American Modern line was to introduce modernism to the burgeoning middle class. Nowadays the organic shapes and deep, muted colours are at the top of her clients’ collectibles lists.

Examples of Russel Wright’s works are part of many American museum design collections, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.

One definite way to tell if a piece is authentic is to take a look at the marking on the bottom. If it says Russel Wright and Steubenville (Ohio) you’ve got an original!

Courtesy: Joan Sternthal Antiques, Toronto, Ontario (416) 410-6501