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What is this?

Balanced plaid in dark brown, dark green, yellow and off-white ("Curry" colorway).

Why is this in our collection?

Russel Wright was one of the most important pioneers in American design, especially recognized for his efforts to revolutionize how people live and relate to their domestic environment. As Donald Albrecht wrote in the catalog for the museum’s 2001–2 exhibition, Russel Wright: Creating American Lifestyle, Wright’s “inexpensive, mass produced dinnerware, furniture, appliances, and textiles were not only visually and technically innovative but were also the tools to achieve his concept of ‘easier living,’ a unique American lifestyle that was gracious yet contemporary and informal.” To help complete his idea of an American lifestyle, Wright also designed textiles. This tablecloth represents one of... more

This is a tablecloth from United States. It is dated ca. 1950 and we acquired it in 2011. Gift of George R. Kravis II. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: cotton technique: twill weave

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 111.8 x 122.6 cm (44 in. x 48 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Sewn-in label: "Made Right in America"

This object was manufactured by Simtex Mills and designed by Russel Wright

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