Thank you for the Days – Article in The Observer

11 Feb 2001

Robin and Lucienne Day Barbican, London EC2 until 16 April

The most striking thing about the Barbican’s exhibition of Robin and Lucienne Day is its clear demonstration of the impact of fashion on the reputations of even the most level-headed of designers.

You see the two of them emerging from the Royal College of Art, surviving the war and then purposefully striding straight into early success in the 1940s. His big win in the same Museum of Modern Art furniture design competition that got Charles Eames started, was followed by posters and signage for the Festival of Britain, and a commission to design the furniture for the Festival Hall…….

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