Donald Albrecht

Russel Wright:
Creating American Lifestyle

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York

A pioneer in the concept of “lifestyle marketing,” Russel Wright anticipated the likes of Martha Stewart and Ralph Lauren. Wright designed dinnerware, furniture, decorative objects. He and his wife Mary Wright wrote best-selling how-to books that influenced a post-World War II generation seeking a casual, yet elegant, American domesticity.

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Co-editor: Robert Schonfeld
Designer: Abbott Miller/Pentagram

Donald Albrecht