Win £1,000 : National Furniture Design Competition

The museum has launched a national competition to design a chair, awarding a £1,000 prize to the winning entry. The prize is part of the museum’s ongoing commitment to inspire the next generation of furniture designers; rewarding innovation and building on Gordon Russell’s legacy as a champion of design education. Open to students aged 16 or…..

The museum has launched a national competition to design a chair, awarding a £1,000 prize to the winning entry. The prize is part of the museum’s ongoing commitment to inspire the next generation of furniture designers; rewarding innovation and building on Gordon Russell’s legacy as a champion of design education. Open to students aged 16 or…..

The museum has launched a national competition to design a chair, awarding a £1,000 prize to the winning entry. The prize is part of the museum’s ongoing commitment to inspire the next generation of furniture designers; rewarding innovation and building on Gordon Russell’s legacy as a champion of design education. Open to students aged 16 or…..

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New acquisition: 1928 Jewel Cabinet

An early Gordon Russell jewel cabinet has gone on display, having being recently acquired for the museum collection. Designed in 1922, the English walnut cabinet, with ebony and boxwood inlay to the doors, was made a few years later in 1928 by Gordon Russell cabinetmaker Bert Allaway. It required some restoration prior to display which was…..

An early Gordon Russell jewel cabinet has gone on display, having being recently acquired for the museum collection. Designed in 1922, the English walnut cabinet, with ebony and boxwood inlay to the doors, was made a few years later in 1928 by Gordon Russell cabinetmaker Bert Allaway. It required some restoration prior to display which was…..

An early Gordon Russell jewel cabinet has gone on display, having being recently acquired for the museum collection. Designed in 1922, the English walnut cabinet, with ebony and boxwood inlay to the doors, was made a few years later in 1928 by Gordon Russell cabinetmaker Bert Allaway. It required some restoration prior to display which was…..

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Marian Pepler: AA Women and Architecture centenary celebrations

Marian Pepler, architect and textile designer, will feature in a new exhibition celebrating the centenary of the admission of women to the Architectural Association School. The museum has lent some of her original drawings from the extensive collection of rugs and fabrics that she designed for Gordon Russell Ltd. The architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner described her…..

Marian Pepler, architect and textile designer, will feature in a new exhibition celebrating the centenary of the admission of women to the Architectural Association School. The museum has lent some of her original drawings from the extensive collection of rugs and fabrics that she designed for Gordon Russell Ltd. The architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner described her…..

Marian Pepler, architect and textile designer, will feature in a new exhibition celebrating the centenary of the admission of women to the Architectural Association School. The museum has lent some of her original drawings from the extensive collection of rugs and fabrics that she designed for Gordon Russell Ltd. The architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner described her…..

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Talk on Lewis Foreman Day (1845-1910) on 13 October 2017 at 6pm

‘A man proves himself a designer, not because he has somehow arrived at a design, but in as much as out of unpromising material and untoward circumstances he can shape a thing of beauty’  Helen Larner will talk about the life and work of this prolific designer who wanted to push the boundaries. The talk…..

‘A man proves himself a designer, not because he has somehow arrived at a design, but in as much as out of unpromising material and untoward circumstances he can shape a thing of beauty’  Helen Larner will talk about the life and work of this prolific designer who wanted to push the boundaries. The talk…..

‘A man proves himself a designer, not because he has somehow arrived at a design, but in as much as out of unpromising material and untoward circumstances he can shape a thing of beauty’  Helen Larner will talk about the life and work of this prolific designer who wanted to push the boundaries. The talk…..

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GORDON RUSSELL DESIGN MUSEUM PRIZE WINNING DESIGNERS 2017

Matthew Brown from Royal Leamington Spa College and Noah Morris from the Peter Sefton Furniture School are this year’s winners of  the Gordon Russell Design Museum Award for Innovation and Design.  Their prize winning designs are on display at the museum from 25th July to 14th August.  Matthew Brown and Noah Morris will be at the…..

Matthew Brown from Royal Leamington Spa College and Noah Morris from the Peter Sefton Furniture School are this year’s winners of  the Gordon Russell Design Museum Award for Innovation and Design.  Their prize winning designs are on display at the museum from 25th July to 14th August.  Matthew Brown and Noah Morris will be at the…..

Matthew Brown from Royal Leamington Spa College and Noah Morris from the Peter Sefton Furniture School are this year’s winners of  the Gordon Russell Design Museum Award for Innovation and Design.  Their prize winning designs are on display at the museum from 25th July to 14th August.  Matthew Brown and Noah Morris will be at the…..

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EARLY GORDON RUSSELL PIECE FOUND ON EBAY

Jean and Ray Leigh have kindly donated to the museum’s collection an early fire screen designed by Gordon Russell, a piece they discovered on eBay . The screen features a repousse decorative panel (repousse raised designs or lettering on metal and leather, very often a feature of arts and crafts work).   The frame, made…..

Jean and Ray Leigh have kindly donated to the museum’s collection an early fire screen designed by Gordon Russell, a piece they discovered on eBay . The screen features a repousse decorative panel (repousse raised designs or lettering on metal and leather, very often a feature of arts and crafts work).   The frame, made…..

Jean and Ray Leigh have kindly donated to the museum’s collection an early fire screen designed by Gordon Russell, a piece they discovered on eBay . The screen features a repousse decorative panel (repousse raised designs or lettering on metal and leather, very often a feature of arts and crafts work).   The frame, made…..

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Young Furniture Design award winner

Winner of the inaugural GRDM award to the most outstanding furniture student at Royal Leamington Spa College was presented to Philipp Stummer by GR Trustee and furniture designer in 2015.  The following year he won the Young Furniture Makers Design Award and the Blum Best in Show Prize, awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company.  He has…..

Winner of the inaugural GRDM award to the most outstanding furniture student at Royal Leamington Spa College was presented to Philipp Stummer by GR Trustee and furniture designer in 2015.  The following year he won the Young Furniture Makers Design Award and the Blum Best in Show Prize, awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company.  He has…..

Winner of the inaugural GRDM award to the most outstanding furniture student at Royal Leamington Spa College was presented to Philipp Stummer by GR Trustee and furniture designer in 2015.  The following year he won the Young Furniture Makers Design Award and the Blum Best in Show Prize, awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company.  He has…..

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FRIENDS GROUP LAUNCHED

The evening of Friday 7th April saw the successful launch of the Friends of the Gordon Russell Design Museum.  Over a glass of wine (kindly supplied by Guy Warner of Budgens) the guests heard about Gordon Russell’s connection with the Lygon Arms (who had kindly provided the Torrington Room for this event).   Ray Leigh, former…..

The evening of Friday 7th April saw the successful launch of the Friends of the Gordon Russell Design Museum.  Over a glass of wine (kindly supplied by Guy Warner of Budgens) the guests heard about Gordon Russell’s connection with the Lygon Arms (who had kindly provided the Torrington Room for this event).   Ray Leigh, former…..

The evening of Friday 7th April saw the successful launch of the Friends of the Gordon Russell Design Museum.  Over a glass of wine (kindly supplied by Guy Warner of Budgens) the guests heard about Gordon Russell’s connection with the Lygon Arms (who had kindly provided the Torrington Room for this event).   Ray Leigh, former…..

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Welcome to our new Website

In April 2017 the Gordon Russell Design Museum launched an updated and improved website that will now work on tablets and mobile phones as well as computers.  A section for the new Friends Group, also launched in April, provides downloadable application and booking forms for outings.   This new site will also be linked to social…..

In April 2017 the Gordon Russell Design Museum launched an updated and improved website that will now work on tablets and mobile phones as well as computers.  A section for the new Friends Group, also launched in April, provides downloadable application and booking forms for outings.   This new site will also be linked to social…..

In April 2017 the Gordon Russell Design Museum launched an updated and improved website that will now work on tablets and mobile phones as well as computers.  A section for the new Friends Group, also launched in April, provides downloadable application and booking forms for outings.   This new site will also be linked to social…..

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VERITY ELSON APPOINTED MUSEUM MANAGER/CURATOR

The Trustees are pleased to announce that Verity Elson will take up the post of  Museum Manager/Curator in early April 2017.   She comes to us from Compton Verney where she has worked for the past four years as Curator and Exhibitions Manager.

The Trustees are pleased to announce that Verity Elson will take up the post of  Museum Manager/Curator in early April 2017.   She comes to us from Compton Verney where she has worked for the past four years as Curator and Exhibitions Manager.

The Trustees are pleased to announce that Verity Elson will take up the post of  Museum Manager/Curator in early April 2017.   She comes to us from Compton Verney where she has worked for the past four years as Curator and Exhibitions Manager.

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