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Punch Set, Bowl, Ladle, Twelve Cups, Tray, USA, 1930s

Aluminum, lacquered wood
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Rago/Wright

Overall: 12" x 20"

Overall: 12" x 20"

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Design/Decorative Art
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Stamped RUSSEL WRIGHT
Russel Wright
American, 1904–1976
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Russel Wright advocated a new way of living that embodied what he saw as essentially modern American values: comfort, convenience, and ease. He elucidated this lifestyle through the Guide to Easier Living (1950), a best-selling book he wrote with his wife Mary, which called for a break from the “unrealistic dream that makes home life formal and unsatisfying.” Wright designed furniture, textiles, and ceramics that worked in tandem with the guide and enabled middle-class Americans to adopt the principles he outlined in the manual. Casual buffet dinners and one-pot meals could be served in the affordable, chip-resistant, and brightly colored Iroquois China (1947) that moved between the oven and the table. The minimal clean-up maximized a host’s time with guests and exemplified Wright’s objective “to make entertaining less work and more play for everyone concerned.”

Russel Wright, ‘Punch Set, Bowl, Ladle, Twelve Cups, Tray, USA’, 1930s, Rago/Wright
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About the work
RW
Rago/Wright

Overall: 12" x 20"

Overall: 12" x 20"

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Stamped RUSSEL WRIGHT
Russel Wright
American, 1904–1976
Follow

Russel Wright advocated a new way of living that embodied what he saw as essentially modern American values: comfort, convenience, and ease. He elucidated this lifestyle through the Guide to Easier Living (1950), a best-selling book he wrote with his wife Mary, which called for a break from the “unrealistic dream that makes home life formal and unsatisfying.” Wright designed furniture, textiles, and ceramics that worked in tandem with the guide and enabled middle-class Americans to adopt the principles he outlined in the manual. Casual buffet dinners and one-pot meals could be served in the affordable, chip-resistant, and brightly colored Iroquois China (1947) that moved between the oven and the table. The minimal clean-up maximized a host’s time with guests and exemplified Wright’s objective “to make entertaining less work and more play for everyone concerned.”

Punch Set, Bowl, Ladle, Twelve Cups, Tray, USA, 1930s

Aluminum, lacquered wood
Bidding closed
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