Christie’s 20th Century Decorative Art & Design Sale

Your chance to own provenant pieces from two of Britain's most significant post-war designers - Robin and Lucienne Day...

By Natalie Cornish

Robin and Lucienne Day were the pioneers of modern British design. Their work was first showcased at the Festival of Britain in 1951 – encapsulating forward-thinking, post-war interior decor.

Robin experimented with new materials to create inexpensive furniture (such as the polyprop chair – left), while his wife, Lucienne Day reinvigorated textile design with eyecatching abstract prints for Heals.

Featuring unique lots from the Day’s personal collection – along with modernist furniture by Gerrit Rietveld, a rare Archibold Knox Art Deco mirror, and a daybed from Art Noveau’s foremost designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh – Christie’s 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sale is expected to attract the attention of collectors and first-time buyers – realising in the region of £1.5million.

Click through now for our pick of the most covetable lots going under the hammer on 30th October…

Robin Day Dressing Chest and ‘Polyprop’ Chair. Estimate: £1,500 – £2,000

Robin Day Model 1108 Radio. Estimate £500 – £800.

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