Thursday, January 7, 2010

"Russel Wright On TV"


This week the return of the series "Heroes" features the largest collection of Russel Wright's American Modern dinnerware that I've ever seen on television -- outside of the spot with Anne Wright featured on the Martha Stewart show. It looks to be a mix of chartreuse, granite grey, coral, and seafoam. I wonder who on the show's set design staff was responsible for setting up this apartment kitchen, obviously they are a big fan of RW. I might snoop around the Heroes blogs to try and find out.

The American Modern collection photo above is from the Russel Wright Design Center site portfolio (see sidebar for URL). If you like Wright's designs, originals can sometimes be found in remote corners of your Aunt Tilly's attic, or antique shops and flea markets.

Some originals and out-of-production reissues by Oneida can be found at:

Current reissues can be purchased at:
http://www.bauerpottery.com/

3 comments:

bauerpottery said...

"I wonder who on the show's set design staff was responsible for setting up this apartment kitchen, obviously they are a big fan of RW."

I can help you with that. The answer is production designer Ruth Ammon -- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0025092/

Ruth is married to Janek Boniecki, the owner of Bauer Pottery Company of Los Angeles -- www.bauerpottery.com -- which manufactures the new reissues of Russel Wright's American Modern dinnerware.

Since the newest version of American Modern came out less than a year ago, it's only just started to show up recently. If you go back through earlier seasons of Heroes you'll see Bauer Pottery show up in a few episodes.

We've also provided Bauer and Russel Wright pottery for other commercial, television and feature productions.

Another show that has used quite a bit of American Modern is the ABC sitcom Modern Family. Some of the episodes are available via the ABC site. Pay attention to the kitchen at Claire and Phil's house.

Thanks for the keen eye on catching these fleeting glimpses of our products on TV. I'm sure the producers would rather you were paying attention to the story, but we don't mind that your excited about their dinnerware too!

Rob Takata
Bauer Pottery Company of Los Angeles
aqua@bauerpottery.com

Capcom said...

Hi! Wow, I'm sorry that I didn't check back again to see if anyone replied to my request.

Tx so much for the info! How exciting, and that the world of RW fans is getting smaller.

Too bad for the Heroes creators, any time I watch TV or movies I'm always on the lookout for MCM items, especially RW.

Thanks again for your reply! :-)

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