Lesley Jackson- Robin and Lucienne Day

This part of the designing the decades study day was so interesting. I could easily right all day about the Days! The days met whilst studying at the RCA in 1940 and and the coupled married in 1942 spending the rest of their lives together. The days were both pioneers in their field, Lucienne in textiles and robin in Furniture. Throughout their lives there was a sense of design semblance between their work. Often you see similar forms appearing in their work around the same time.

Here are just a few of my favourite examples!

Lucienne worked with Heals for over 20 years and these are some of her best known designs. She was often inspired by florals and the natural world (such as plankton)

Robin Day designed a large amount of furniture for festival hall and the pavilions at the festival of Britain. Here is one of his iconic armchairs. I think it almost looks like it is going to take off!

Like many other furniture designed of the period he often designed pieces with lots of open space, using the minimal amount of materials possible. Apparently these chairs are very comfortable.

and flickr