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.
Photo top: 2010 installation courtesy Textile Museum, Washington, DC
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