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Russell, Gordon Designer's Trade: Autobiography of Gordon Russell , London: George Allen & Unwin, 1968.

First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall B0000CO8CI Signed by Author Includes an autographed letter tipped in on front free endpaper. Sir (Sydney) Gordon Russell (20 May 1892 - 7 October 1980) was an English designer, craftsman and educationist. He came under the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement from 1904 after his father had moved to Broadway in the Cotswolds to be hotelier at the Lygon Arms, through the Guild of Handicraft, the community of metalworkers, enamellers, wood carvers, furniture makers, and printers brought in 1902 by C. R. Ashbee from east London to Chipping Campden. Following service in World War I, for which he was awarded the Military Cross, he became a furniture maker and designer. During World War II he developed utility furniture as chairman of the government's Utility Furniture Design Panel. In 1947 Gordon Russell became director of the Council of Industrial Design (COID) (later renamed the Design Council. (Book ref. 035060 )  £ 50.00

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