twentytwentyone

Twentytwentyone is a respected design retail company set up by Simon Alderson and Tony Cunningham in 1996. As well as acting as exclusive agents for international design companies, twentytwentyone produces its own collection of furniture and accessories including the Robin Day Collection made under licence from the Foundation.

Robin Day first collaborated with twentytwentyone in 1999 when he contributed a design to the Childsply charity project. He went on to design the Avian family of seating, reflecting ideas inherent in his 1951 Royal Festival Hall Lounge Chair. In 2006 Lucienne Day worked with twentytwentyone to develop new productions of four of her midcentury tea towel designs.

In 2012 twentytwentyone launched a new production of Robin Day's Reclining Chair (1952), which won Wallpaper magazine's Design Award for Best Reissue. 

In September 2014 twentytwentyone curated and hosted At Home with the Days, an online charity auction of items from the Days' own homes. All proceeds went directly to the Foundation to help fund the new Robin and Lucienne Day Digital Archive.

twentytwentyone celebrated the 100th anniversary of Robin Day's birth in 2015 with a Centenary Edition of his Reclining Chair, with upholstery selected by ten of the country's leading designers.

In 2017 twentytwentyone re-launched Robin Day's Childsply children's chair and brought out a new production of his Slatted Bench (1954). The company celebrated Lucienne Day's centenary with Day for Flowers, an exhibition of floral displays by leading figures in the design world using a new Limited Edition of Lucienne Day's 1966 designs for Flower Bricks.

As part of their 25th anniversary celebrations in 2021, the company has launched a special edition of the Reclining Chair with walnut armrests and a richly textural heritage Mourne Textiles weave, along with the first-ever commercial production of the Transparent Table, a glass/perspex design created as a one-off by Robin Day in the early 1960s for the family's living room. 

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Photography: Mark Whitfield, © twentytwentyone 

Childsply Chair

First production,
twentytwentyone 1999


Licensed new production
twentytwentyone 2017

Tricorne Tray

First production,
Hille 1950s


Licensed new production
twentytwentyone 2000

Avian AV2

First production,
twentytwentyone 2000

Batterie de Cuisine

First production,
Thomas Somerset


Licensed new production
twentytwentyone 2006

Reclining Chair

First production,
Hille 1952


Licensed new production
twentytwentyone 2012

Black Leaf

First production,
Thomas Somerset 1959


Licensed new production
twentytwentyone 2013

Slatted Bench

First production,
Hille 1954


Licensed new production
twentytwentyone 2017

Avian AV1

First production,
twentytwentyone 2000

Night and Day

First production,
Thomas Somerset 1961–62


Licensed new production
twentytwentyone 2006

Too Many Cooks

First production,
Thomas Somerset 1959


Licensed new production
twentytwentyone 2006