Best of British Design

Design Classics #24: Lucienne Day’s Calyx Fabric

  As we enter the week of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Mad About The House launches a week dedicated to the Best of British Design. We begin with Lucienne Day who, along with her husband Robin, transformed British design in the post war era. He made furniture, she created stunning abstract designs for wallpapers and

Design Classics #23: The Bestlite by Robert Dudley Best

Designed in 1930, this classic desk lamp counts Winston Churchill among its famous users. His stood on his desk in his air-raid shelter beneath Whitehall and was presumably witness to many conversations about strategy while the sirens wailed outside. The Bestlite was created by Robert Dudley Best, heir to the largest lighting factory in the