Exhibition: Polished Thoughts: From Concept to Craft, Gordon Russell Design Museum, Broadway, March 10 – June 30 2012
© Ben Croft
Celebrating the legacy of the hugely influential 20th century furniture designer the museum is named after, the Gordon Russell and Rycotewood Prize is a competition to find the finest young crafters in the land.
This year’s winners feature in this show of promise at the Grade II-listed Worcestershire venue, and the display will be opened by Fred Baier, the current artist-in-residence at the House of Lords.
© Tom Pugh
“The combination of clear design thinking and exceptional craftsmanship would have appealed to Gordon Russell’s vision of the fusion of hand and machine,” says the museum’s Richard Paice, sizing up the victors in the fourth year of the award.
“These pieces on show are exemplars of quality design and knowledge of materials.”
- Open Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm. Admission £1-£4 (free for accompanied under-12s).