Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center is thrilled to announce a major collections gift of Russel Wright designs from the Estate of George R. Kravis II of over 300 objects, including rare early work in stainless steel and spun aluminum and iconic American Modern ceramics.

George R. Kravis II (1938 - 2018)  assembled a significant collection with the vision of advancing public understanding of the meaning and value of design.  He saw design as an important part of his life and wanted to share this experience with others George was particularly interested in the work of Russel Wright, and we know that one of his favorite trips while staying in New York was his visit to Manitoga to see where Wright lived, worked and was inspired.

We are deeply honored to be among his bequests.
Cover photo by Shane Culpepper
Industrial Design in the Modern Age 
Kravis Design Center / Published by Rizzoli Electa, April 2018
An ambitious new survey of industrial design from 1900 to the present day in the United States, Europe, and around the world, as told through selected objects from the George R. Kravis II Collection. LEARN MORE >>>

From over 4000 objects, American Modern by  Russel Wright wins the cover!