Categories / Design and Interiors

Robin and Lucienne Day: Design and the Modern Interior exhibition at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex


Possibly off the beaten track (for big city dwellers at least), the Pallant House Gallery hosts a very interesting exhibition from next weekend – Robin and Lucienne Day: Design and the Modern Interior.

Running from 26th March – 26th June 2011 in the couple's former hometown, the exhibition draws on the collection of H Kirk Brown III and Jill A Wiltse, which is usually based in Denver, USA. The collection (and exhibition) focuses on the furniture designs of Robin Day and textile designs of wife Lucienne, as well as her ceramics and one or two surprises from both.

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Categories / Architecture, Property

For sale: Early 80s-designed ‘High-Tech’ house in Crawley Down, West Sussex


I don't know what to make of this. A touch of midcentury, a touch of the 'Bond lair', but overall, this early 80s-designed house on Crawley Down, West Sussex is actually associated with the 'High-Tech' style of architecture that was pioneered by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and others in the 1970s.

You really need to see all the images to appreciate what a striking property this is, both inside and out. The work of Brian Cooper and completed in the early 1980s, it sits on a secluded 5.5 acre plot near the village of Crawley Down in West Sussex and is sold either as the existing 4-bedroom house with potential to be extended, or more worryingly, as a demolition project should someone want the land for a new house. Yes, really.

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