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Sir Gordon Russell Biography

Sir Gordon Russell

furniture designer
Born: 1892
Birthplace: London, England

Having founded Gordon Russell Ltd. in 1923 to produce furniture, by the 1930s he and his brother Dick (1903?1981) 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, his public service included a stint as chair for the panel designing ?utility? furniture (1943?47), and director of the Council of Industrial Design (1947?59).

Died: 1980