This wooden tray recently sold at Wright Auction House in Chicago for $ 1750 dollars. It was designed by Russel Wright (1904-1976) one of my all time favorite designers. Russel Wright was a prolific industrial designer who designed houses, furniture, flatware, ceramics including the world famous “American Modern” dinnerware which more than 250 million pieces were made. Less well known and equally great, were a series of handmade woodenware manufactured by Klise Wood Working Company that are rare and quite elegant. I have always loved his design sense, especially his woodenware.