The exhibition was small but with plenty to inspire. Alongside the old favourites like Calyx, the display showed how Lucienne's designs developed as trends moved on, including some very Pop-like patterns in the 60s.
(High Noon, collection of Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III, lenders to the exhibition)
I knew less about Robin's designs - though I'd sat on his Polyprop chair on numerous occasions in various places.
(Mark II, V&A)
It was really interesting to see his work in electronics and graphic designs, as well as in furniture.
(Model 1108 radio, V&A)
Even without the exhibition, Pallant House would still be well worth a visit. They've got a great British Pop collection. They've got a version of Richard Hamilton's Swingeing London, showing Mick Jagger and Robert Fraser hang-cuffed after their arrest for drugs possession - of course of local interest to Chichester, as the raid took place at Keith Richard's house in West Wittering. There's lots of Peter Blake and Patrick Caulfield too. There's a fascinating and growing prints collection too: apparently a local teacher gives a gift of £200 a month to fund new acquisitions - what an inspiring way to promote a collection!
Following on from the house, we took in Chichester cathedral. It's famous for its twentieth-century art, including stained glass by Marc Chagall and a tapestry by John Piper. It also seemed to have a pretty interesting set of gargoyles. This speccy chap especially caught my fancy:
A power couple to rival even the Days ... unfortunately ...