Anthony Blee
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Anthony Blee

Anthony Blee, Basil Spence's son-in-law and work colleague developing Sussex campus.


I was involved with Falmer House in all its interior work. So for example, I designed a lot of the furnishings and in fact when Prince Phillip came it was quite funny. He came on one occasion and he was, I think he counted Basil as a good friend. They got on very well. They sort of joked together whenever they met and Prince Phillip looked at some of this furniture which actually I had designed and said "Basil, why does this furniture look so robust?" and Basil, typical Spence reply said "well it's so that when these difficult students kick it they go away limping!" which is a good answer and of course caused Prince Phillip to roll with laughter.

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