London Design Festival Alert: twentytwentyone host ‘At Home with the Days’

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Above: Robin and Lucienne Day

Interior store twentytwentyone will host a selling exhibition of furniture and objects from Robin and Lucienne Day’s home entitled ‘At Home with the Days’ during London Design Festival. For the first time the public is offered a glimpse into the lives of Britain’s most iconic designers. The collection organised in collaboration with the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation consists of personal items collected and made by the couple during the 70 years together – from handwritten recipes to furniture design classics to English antiques, textiles, kitchen and dining ware, decorative pieces, prints and assorted items. The eclectic range reflects the Days’ influential and discriminating taste.

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Following their deaths in 2010, Paula Day – the couple’s only child, reviewed the contents of their final home and workplace, and, after family and friends had chosen mementos, their own designs and design records were offered to public collections, where they can be studied and enjoyed by anyone interested in design.

Microsoft Word - draft At Home with the Days 16.05.14.doc

 

Microsoft Word - draft At Home with the Days 16.05.14.doc

Technical drawings and press cuttings were given to the Robin and Lucienne Day Archives at the V&AMuseum, and several chairs, textiles and ceramics to the V&AMuseum Collections. Their personal art and design library has been donated to the Design Museum, which will also exhibit the interior of Robin’s ‘studio shed.’ The Geffrye Museum received a Robin Day chair, and cushions covered with Lucienne Day fabrics. The Whitworth Museum, Royal Society of Arts and Glasgow School of Art were each given a fine example of Lucienne Day’s silk mosaics.

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‘At Home with the Days’ represents the final moving stage of this careful dispersal process for the family. The exhibition and sale, will highlight the Days’ professional and private lives, and offers enthusiasts the chance to own a piece which has a direct lineage to two of the Britain’s most treasured and revered designers.

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Paula Day said, “It is characteristically generous of twentytwentyone to host this selling exhibition to benefit The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.” She continued, “I think my parents would have been happy to know that the objects they loved will find new homes with people who will treasure and enjoy them. The funds raised will contribute to the Foundation’s ongoing mission to share knowledge of their work and maintain the integrity of their design legacies as an inspiration for future generations.”

Microsoft Word - draft At Home with the Days 16.05.14.doc

 

Microsoft Word - draft At Home with the Days 16.05.14.doc

 

Microsoft Word - draft At Home with the Days 16.05.14.doc

 

Microsoft Word - draft At Home with the Days 16.05.14.doc

 

Microsoft Word - draft At Home with the Days 16.05.14.doc

Above: Robin and Lucienne Day

The twentytwentyone sale includes items from all four of the homes they shared. Over 100 lots will be exhibited during London Design Festival and the 5-day sale will run online from 17 September ending on the 21 September at midnight.

 

twentytwentyone showroom

18c River Street
London EC1R 1XN

 

twentytwentyone / London Design Festival / The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation / V&AMuseum / Design Museum / The Geffrye Museum / Whitworth Museum / Royal Society of Arts / Glasgow School of Art

 

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