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Northern Chemical. Residential. Lemon Ice. Sugar & creamer. 1953. Russel Wright.

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Northern Residential

Residential cup and saucer, in confetti
Confetti

I'm sure I'm not the only Modisher with a nice stash of RW Melamine that is both admired and unused. (For me, the likelihood of discoloration from tea or coffee is off-putting).

Russel Wright Melmac

Russel Wright Melmac
Russel Wright Melmac

Russel Wright Melmac
Wright's exclusive line for Home Decorators, Inc of Newark, NY using Residential molds

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Heller Vignelli

Heller Vignelli
Heller Massimo and Lella Vignelli

I have a fairly gigantic (and growing) collection of this ubiquitous melamine line in every color, and thought a glamour shot of the iconic red backstamp might be worthy of Vignelli's greatness.

American Telecom

Genie telephone

Something I bought a while back - makes me miss "real" telephones.  My holy grail phone is still an Ericophon, though.

Northern Chemical

Residential by Russel Wright

Northern Chemical. Residential. Lemon Ice. Sugar & creamer. 1953. Russel Wright.

Color Craft Corporation Shat-R-Pruf glass

Color Craft Corporation Shat-R-Pruf Spaghetti String Roly Polys
Color Craft Corporation Shat-R-Pruf Spaghetti String Roly Polys

 

Erwin Kalla

Kalle Tray
Erwin Kalla

I found this at a garage sale so covered in dirt I couldn't read the backstamp until I cleaned it. Thought it might be of interest.