Affiliated with the Museum of Bath at Work, to which I am a trustee, 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.

The Museum is a testament to Russell’s design ethos and has probably the largest collection of Herman Miller DSS chairs in the UK!

Herman Miller DSS

Herman Miller DSS chair