Robin & Lucienne Day: Pioneers of Contemporary Design (Hardback)Lesley Jackson (author)
Hardback Published: 01/08/2011
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Robin Day, the creator of the best-selling Polypropylene chair,was renowned as afurniture designer, but also excelled in many other fields over the years, includingexhibition design, graphics and product design. Lucienne Day, an outstandingtextile designer, gained early recognition with Calyx, her acclaimed furnishingfabric for the Festival of Britain in 1951, and she also designed stunningwallpapers, ceramics and carpets. Pioneers of "Contemporary" design during the1950s and 1960s, and joint design consultants to the John Lewis Partnership from1962 to 1987, Robin and Lucienne Day,who both died in 2010,were legendaryfigures with an international reputation. Illustrated with the Days' own archivematerial and drawing on unique in-depth interviews with the designers, thislandmark book provides a comprehensive survey of their careers - an invaluablerecord of a lifetime of remarkable achievement.
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Weight: 1326 g
Dimensions: 287 x 240 x 24 mm
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