These were the Days…

Thanks to their daughter, Paula, Robin & Lucienne Day (star designer couple whose input to the British Modern design is equivalent to what Charles & Ray Eames brought to the US) are in the limelight again. London-based design store twentytwentyone is hosting a selling exhibition of almost a hundred pieces of furniture and objects from Robin and Lucienne Day’s home. The designers, who spent 70 years living together (until Lucienne's death in 2010, followed a few months later by Robin Day's), collected or made each of those pieces, gathered and exhibited for the first time.

Le Come Back du Magnalium: Picquot Kettle, TwentyTwentyOne

TwentyTwentyOne (they recently received a Wallpaper magazine "Best reissue 2012" design award for Robin Day's Reclining chair) are putting the 1938 Picquot kettle on the front page. TwentyTwentyOne (qui a récemment reçu un prix de design Wallpaper pour la "meilleure réédition 2012" avec la Reclining chair de Robin Day) remet la fameuse bouilloire Picquot de 1938 sur le devant de la scène.

Robin Day’s Reclining chair, Twentytwentyone

Dans le cadre du London Design Festival, Twentytwentyone réédite l'iconique Reclining chair du designer pionnier Robin Day (considéré comme l'équivalent britannique de Charles Eames), créé en 1952. Une pièce typiquement moderniste (fin piètement d'acier en forme de A inversé, accotoirs plats et larges, profil mince et dossier haut), la Reclining chair résume à elle seule l'oeuvre de Robin Day, disparu il y a peu. Retailer Twentytwentyone re-launches the classic Reclining chair (1952) from iconic designer Robin Day, one of many events to take place during the London Design Festival. A typically Modernist piece (inverted A-frame steel leg, flat wooden armrest, slim profile seat and high back), the Reclining chair echoes of the late designer's comfortable, sensible body of work.