Wow, we love this! Stylish and rare mid-1960s Gordon Russell sideboard. Perhaps a one off - cannot find any reference to this design. Four drawers in total, including one for cutlery (with tapered dividers - attention to detail!), with concealed drawer pulls. All four cupboards have internal shelving and the doors have simple brushed metal handles and nicely cast locks/hinges. Drawer fronts are Elm with Rosewood door fronts and top, all sitting on an Oak frame. Includes a small metal Gordon Russell label on the rear of the unit. In wonderful condition all round. Gorgeous.
Gordon Russell was born in 1892 and by the early 1920s he was producing and exhibiting his own unique designs, first at Cheltenham Arts & Crafts Show, then the V&A and finally the Paris Exhibition where he won a gold medal in 1925 for a cabinet in the Arts & Crafts style of Ernest Gimson. In the late 1920s / early 1930s the design duties of the business were transferred to his brother (Dick) whilst he took responsibility for running the company and consulting on a number of design projects, including design of radio cabinets for Murphy Radio Company in the 1930s. During the inter-war years the company was employing as many as 800 people. Gordon was awarded a CBE in 1947 and joined the Design Council the same year, eventually becoming the Director. He was knighted for his services to Design and British Industry in 1955. Gordon sadly passed away in 1980 after a long and very illustrious career in the design of not only stylish, but functional furniture that was recognised across Europe.
Measures: 175cm wide x 45cm deep x 90cm high
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