The Museum of Bath at Work, to which I am a trustee, is a local history museum located in Bath, UK. I design and maintain the identity, website and email newsletter account for the Museum and help with the marketing. The “MoBaW” was set up in 1978 by Russell Frears (who worked for the Eames in Venice , California in the mid-1960s) with help from Marianna Clark, of the Clarks shoe family.
Affiliated with the Museum of Bath at Work, the Frears Foundation was set up to ensure the long-term security of the Bowler collection and associated collections at the Museum in Bath, UK.
Each year the foundation awards a Bath Spa University design student the Russell Frears Award for an innovative design concept for the Museum of Bath at Work. Russell Frears who passed away in 2011, was one of the Museum founders and had a wonderful design career; working for both Charles and Ray Eames, Elliot Noyes and Herman Miller. Russell’s affiliation with Herman Miller is why Herman Miller Europe is based in the UK.
The Museum is a testament to Russell’s design ethos and has probably the largest collection of Herman Miller DSS chairs in the UK!