Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Robin Day - Design Hero

Robin Day's highboard featured in Elle Decoration

The highboard in our studio
The lower version may be an even rarer piece

One more Robin Day sideboard blog.....we promise!
Really cool exhibition highlighted in this month Elle Decoration. From March 26 - June 26, you can see Robin Day's rare early pieces and key furniture from the Festival of Britain in the exhibition 'Robin and Lucienne Day: Design and the Modern Interior' at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, West Sussex. Among the furniture on display will be a very rare highboard on loan from Target Gallery London "The sideboard, dining table and chair are represented in this exhibition, the only examples to survive intact and complete" ... well there's definitely one more highboard and a lovely low version to.

These very rare early designs were Robin Day's first pieces of work for Hille. Very few were produced and I have really struggled to find any detailed information about these pieces. What is clear is they were a little ahead of their time and didn't take off as expected. It's great to see they are being shown and appreciated as pioneering designs.

The sideboards will be available to buy on our website from next week.

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