SAF Film: “Contemporary Days: The Designs of Lucienne & Robin Day"

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Ringling College of Art + Design, Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Auditorium, 2363 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota FL 34234
  • 155

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Introduction and Q&A: Dr. Chelsea Bruner
Design History Professor, Ringling College of Art + Design

The Days' transformed British design after World War II with striking furniture and textiles that signaled a new era of modernist sensibilities for everyday living. Robin’s revolutionary furniture designs introduced materials such as plastic, steel and plywood to homes, offices and schools. His stacking polypropylene chair endures as an icon and now graces a Royal Mail postage stamp. Lucienne’s abstract textile designs brought accessible elegance into the homes of postwar British consumers.

The film traces the Days' careers over more than eighty years from their long heyday as Britain's leading designing couple to their recent rediscovery by new generations of design aficionados.

77 minutes
Photo top: 2010 installation courtesy Textile Museum, Washington, DC

SAF 2017 Film Series Sponsor

Home Resource Contemporary Furniture

Ringling College of Art + Design
Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Auditorium
2363 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota FL 34234

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