The textile designs of Lucienne Day
It was not only with textiles that Lucienne succeeded; her work moved into ceramics, table linens, wallpaper... But it is the fabrics that gained her the most attention from designers, the design world and trade bodies, receiving an OBE, a Worshipful Company of Weavers Silver Medal, and numerous accolades, awards and university honours.
Lucienne studied at the Royal College of Art in London where she met Robin, her husband-to-be, who was instrumental in supporting, developing and guiding her. Together the two were influential in the design field, and Lucienne became a full-time freelance designer in 1948, producing more abstracted work in the 1950's which captured the experimental zeitgeist and taste for modernism.
Textile Design: Lucienne Day is a new book for the studio libraries which has comprehensive histories of not only the designer but also the cloths that she created. Chock-a-block with photographs of some of these most famous of all fabrics, the book is a joy to read and provides much inspiration and food for thought.