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Contemporary Days

  • 2009
  • UK
  • 77 min
  • IMDb

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Robin and Lucienne Day transformed British design after the Second World War with striking furniture and textiles that signalled a new era of modernist sensibilities for everyday living. Robin’s revolutionary furniture designs introduced materials such as plastic, steel and plywood to homes, offices and schools. His stacking polypropylene chair endures as an icon and now graces a Royal Mail postage stamp. Lucienne’s abstract textile designs brought accessible elegance into the homes of post-war British consumers. This fascinating film traces the Days’ personal and professional progression over the course of their careers, spanning more than seventy years – from their days at the Royal College of the Arts in the 1930s, through their long heyday at the forefront of British design, to their recent rediscovery by new generations of design aficionados. In memory of Robin Day who passed away in November 2010. Part of Glasgow Film Festival

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