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Sir Gordon Russell opened his furniture factory in Broadway, shortly after serving with distinction in WWI. He admired the Arts and Crafts movement and became a leading designer of furniture with the aim of demonstrating that machines could also produce work to a very high standard, thereby making it affordable by a much wider market. During WWII the factory was devoted to the war effort, supplying aircraft parts and recognition models to the Observer Corps. After, it was chosen to make ‘Utility Furniture’ for the massive housing programme. A contemporary of Sir Terence Conran, Sir Gordon was a founder member of what has become The Design Council.
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Gordon Russell Design Museum
Worcestershire WR12 7AP
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