Lucienne Day (1917-2010) was a British textile designer known for her innovative and modern designs that transformed the textile industry in post-war Britain . She graduated from the Printed Textiles department of the Royal College of Art in 1940 and went on to become one of the most influential textile designers of the 20th century. Day’s designs were characterized by their bold colours, abstract patterns, and playful motifs 1. She was also known for her use of new materials and techniques, such as screen printing and synthetic fibres .
Some of Lucienne Day’s best-known works include:
Calyx (1951): This design features large, abstracted flowers in bold colours and was created for the Festival of Britain .
Fluellin (1950): This design features stylized flowers and leaves in bright colours and was produced by Edinburgh Weavers .
Dandelion Clocks (1953): This design features a repeating pattern of dandelion seed heads and was produced by Heal Fabrics .
Lucienne Day’s work has been exhibited in several museums and galleries around the world. Some of the notable exhibitions include:
Lucienne Day: A Career in Design at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, UK (1993) .
Lucienne Day: In the Spirit of the Age at the Geffrye Museum in London, UK (2001) .
Lucienne Day: A Sense of Growth at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, UK (2011) .