My history hero: Robin Day (1915–2010) and Lucienne Day (1917–2010)

Chosen by Wayne Hemingway, designer

Designer duo, husband and wife Robin and Lucienne Day, 1955. The pair “were perhaps the greatest British man and wife design team there has ever been”, says Wayne Hemingway. (Photo by Trinity Mirror/Mirrorpix/Alamy Stock Photo)

This article was first published in the August 2011 issue of BBC History Magazine

Robin and Lucienne Day were brought together by their love of design. They both studied at the Royal College of Art, which was where they met – at a college dance in 1940. Two years later they married and embarked on their careers.

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