Russel Wright Melamine Dinnerware & Serveware
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Picnic like it’s 1959.
“Good design is for everyone.” Russel Wright, a prolific American industrial designer who worked from the 1920s through the 1960s, brought this idea to life in his distinctive and practical designs for the everyday home. Wright believed that the table was the center of the home (um, us too!) and his Residential Collection dinnerware, designed in the 1950s, was one of the most popular melamine lines at the time. It even won a Good Design Award from the Museum of Modern Art! Take home a piece of history (and infuse your table with some retro attitude while you’re at it) with his collection. Everything is available in either creamy bone or a punchy aqua. These dishes are begging to be taken outside for a barbecue or picnic—the melamine is practically indestructible and easy to clean.
- Dinner, salad, or bread plates (all sets of 4)
- Large or small tumblers (sets of 4)
- Covered serving bowl (with a top to keep your food protected outdoors)
- Divided serving bowl
- Creamer and covered sugar bowl
- Large platter
Photography by Bobbi Lin and Rocky Luten
Details & Materials -
Bread and Butter Plates are 6" in diameter x 1" H; Salad Plates are 7.5" in diameter x 1" H; Dinner Plates are 10.5" W x 9.5" L x 1" H; Covered Serving Bowl is 8" W x 4" H, holds 16 ounces; Divided Serving Bowl is 11" W x 9" L x 1.5" H; Small Tumblers are 4" in diameter x 3" H, hold 8 ounces; Large Tumblers are 3.25" in diameter x 5" H, hold 12 ounces; Large Serving Platter is 14.5" W x 11.5" L x 1" H; Creamer is 5” W x 3.75” L x 3.25” H; Covered Sugar Bowl is 5.25” W x 3.75” L x 3.25” H
Care & Notes -
Melamine dinnerware is easily cleaned using water and dish detergent and can go in the dishwasher at temperatures up to 120ºC; If melamine products become scratched or dull, the surface can be brightened using Novus plastic polish or fine scratch remover; The temperature stability range of melamine resin is -30ºc to 120ºc; If products are exposed to temperatures outside of this range the material becomes brittle and is more susceptible to breakage; Do not use melamine products in the microwave or oven; Do not allow melamine to come into contact with flames; Do not place melamine products on hot warming plates; Do not fill melamine products with chemicals or hot oils; Do not place melamine products in the freezer.
Meet the Maker
Bob’s Your Uncle is a Boston-based wholesale gift and greeting card company founded by Martin and Michele Yeeles in 2001. We can’t get enough of their whimsical and retro melamine lines from acclaimed designers like Thomas Paul and Russell Wright.View Full Profile
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