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    IDC Tour and Film: Robin & Lucienne Day: Design and the Modern Interior (1 CEU)

      rlday8.jpgCambridge Galleries Design at Riverside is the exclusive Canadian venue for Robin & Lucienne Day: Design and the Modern Interior, a celebratory travelling exhibition featuring select furniture, ceramic and textile designs by Britain’s most famous and influential mid-century designers. The Days are credited with revitalizing Britain’s textile and furniture industries, as well as with ushering in a new age of modern design in the post-World War II period.
    Lucienne (1917-2010) and Robin Day (1915-2010) were prolific designers who believed in the transformative power of modern design, and sought to create beautiful, useful objects available to people of all income levels. The Days came to personify modern style in Britain and inspired a generation of consumers who wanted to emulate the lifestyle of this talented, successful and stylish couple.
    Design at Riverside curator Esther E. Shipman will lead a guided tour of the exhibition and provide additional stories and background on the Days, as well as Jill Wiltse and Kirk Brown’s collection and their unique documentary film company Design Onscreen.

    Film: Contemporary Days
    Contemporary Days charts the careers of Britain's most glamorous post-war couple, Robin and Lucienne Day, and the indelible impact they had on modern British interiors – from their Royal College of Art days, through their long heyday at the forefront of British design, to their recent rediscovery by a new generation of design aficionados.The film premiered in 2010 and has toured festivals worldwide.
    Director: Murray Grigor Cinematographer: Hamid Shams Production: Design Onscreen


    Tour Leader: Esther E. Shipman
    Esther E. Shipman is an established design curator, writer and consultant, whose work as an arts advocate, policy advisor, and administrator is well known and spans nearly three decades. Since 2007, Ms. Shipman has been the Curator of Architecture and Design for Cambridge Galleries, under whose auspices she served as the Assistant Commissioner for Canada to the 11th International Biennale of Architecture in Venice in 2008. She has worked as a consultant to leading companies in the design sector, as well as several not-for-profit arts organizations and provincial and federal government departments. In 1985 she co-founded and served until 2001 as the Executive Director of VIRTU/Directions in Canadian Design, a highly acclaimed design advocacy organization, pivotal in the development and promotion of new design in Canada and internationally. Ms. Shipman has lectured extensively on design across Canada and abroad and published numerous award winning exhibition catalogues and articles.



    LocationCambridge Galleries Design at Riverside, 7 Melville Street South, N1S 2H4 (Map)
    Date & Time

    Wednesday January 9, 2013

    Registration deadline: January 3, 2013
    Tour maximum: 20 participants!

    Registration: 5 - 5:15 p.m.
    Tour: 5:15 - 6 p.m.
    Film: 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.

    Location & Parking
    Design at Riverside is located on the main floor of the Waterloo Architecture building. Melville Café is across the hall, but no food or drink allowed in the gallery. There is a pay lot behind the building at the end of Melville St. or there is street parking.  Alternatively, there is a large lot behind Queen’s Square just across the street.

    Time in 1357786800
    FeesRegistered Members: $40.00
    Intern/Student Members: $30.00
    Non-Members: $60.00
    RegisterPlease click here to register.
    ContactCandis Green
    CEU1 CEU
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