From 1948 to the present day, Ken Stradling, former Director of the Bristol Guild of Applied Arts, has amassed a remarkable collection of 20th and 21st Century design. He saw the beauty in manufactured domestic objects as well as studio pottery and glass, collecting both with great skill and enthusiasm. Gordon Russell also shared this appreciation for good design, whether made by hand or machine. The GRDM museum's autumn exhibition features objects from the Stradling collection which will be displayed on Russell furniture of the period. Textiles from the period will also be on display.