Learn about Russell, Gordon

Sir Gordon Russell (1892–1980) came under the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement from the age of 12, after his family moved to Broadway in the Cotswolds. Following service as an officer in World War I, for which he was awarded the Military Cross in 1918, he became a furniture maker and designer. Gordon Russell Ltd. was founded in 1923 to produce furniture and by the 1930s he and his brother Dick had built a reputation as designers of modern furniture based in the Cotswold Arts and Crafts tradition. Elected a royal designer for industry in 1940 and director of the Council of Industrial Design (1947-59) later renamed the Design Council. He was the first chairman of the Crafts Council and was awarded a Knighthood in 1955 for services to design.
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Extending dining table by Gordon Russell of Broadway Cotswolds England, with twin pedestal base and one internally stored matching leaf. Length 232 cm. Depth 107 cm. Height 75 cm

Gordon Russell of Cotswolds England, two drawer desk/console table. Width 99 cm. Depth 55 cm. Height 81.5 cm

Gordon Russell of Cotswolds England desk chair, with leather cushions back and base

Twin pedestal English desk by Gordon Russell, produced in 1963 with inset leather and makers label to the underside. Length 182 cm. Depth 99 cm. Height 74.5 cm

Gordon Russell, desk chair with laminate wood shell, with padded back and arms raised on a five point burnished aluminium base. Upholstered in cream leather

Gordon Russell, 'Stanway' 1960's sideboard, in teak. Inverse bow front shape with four drawers flanked by cupboards raised on octagonal tapering legs, original manufacturers label to the back 'Gordon Russell Ltd' and retailer label affixed in Second drawer

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