Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Days Get their Day at Pallant House Gallery

Robin Day's Polyprop Chair
What would an idealized reminiscence about the 1950's be without atomic prints and stacking chairs?

Both Lucienne Day and her husband Robin died last year. The Pallant House Gallery has put together a show of their work. The textile prints of Lucienne Day defined the Mid-Centrury Modern aesthetic. Robin Day's ubiquitous stacking chairs shaped the derrières of the world.
Lucienne Day


  1. Ah, formica. I feel so at home in a house with a formica counter top in an atomic print. Can we just dig up Eisenhower and bring him back as president. I'm feeling so nostalgic for the fifties!

  2. I love the smell of formica in the morning... it smell like Cold War victory.

  3. Ah, yes, Cold War victory. I need another cup of coffee on that thought.