Lucienne and Robin Day
Irwin Weiner ASID - We just saw The King's Speech over the holiday weekend and loved it. The acting was superb, and we are in an all-things-British frame of mind. World War II was such a tremendous ordeal for the UK, and the post-war period needed bold and fresh furniture and textile designs to liven up everyday life. Designers Lucienne and Robin Day (she - textiles, he - furniture) brought modernist, functional, and artistic sensibilities to the masses and the world is better off as a result. Good design lifts the spirit, and after a nightmarish period in history, their work was a welcome tonic. Watch the following superb video and appreciate this wonderful duo.