Zemaitis on Wright

Design expert James Zemaitis offers insight on collecting Russell Wright dinnerware, from yard sales to the Met


Design Detectives is a made-at-home video series featuring insights and tips on important design works, hosted by some of today’s leading experts. Each episode, a specialist welcomes us into their world to offer a short, intimate look at some of the most collectible objects in the design landscape today.

For our second installment, James Zemaitis, Director of Museum Relations at R & Company, talks teapots—and explains how Russell Wright dinnerware can still be found (with some luck!) at both local yard sales and in major museums like the Met and the MoMA.

Russel Wright Tableware in the Brooklyn Museum Collection. Photo © Brooklyn Museum.jpg