The Days

Posted on August 14, 2007 Under Design

Often compared to the venerable Eames duo, Lucienne and Robin Day are a pair of British designers — he does furniture, she does textiles — who were recently showcased in The New York Times. The feature draws attention to a piece, the Tricorne plywood tray, that’s immediately reminiscent of the Eames’ bent plywood designs such as their LCW Chair. Despite the obvious similarities, the Day’s work is far more obscure here in the US, a point that makes it pretty desirable in my book.

Robin Day is also responsible for designing the Polyprop Chair; while the name might not mean anything to you, it’s probably immediately recognizable as one of those chairs that grace classroom floors in schools around the world.