Friday, 5 February 2010
Lucienne Day RIP
Herb Antony.. 1956
Calyx 1951.. on the right.
Lucienne Day is one of my most favorite and influential textile designers! She and her husband Robin were considered the British counterparts of Charles and Ray Eames in the 1950s.
Robin Day is probably most famous for his injection -moulded Polyprop chair but his wife Lucienne was known for her fabulous painterly prints.
Her very first design was Calyx for Heals dating from 1951 and co-inciding with the festival of Britain. This design had influences from Kandinski and Miro.
They both believed that good, intelligent design should be part, parcel and fabric of everyday life and that is the very reason their designs have endured to this day .
Her fabrics are still a huge inspiration. I love them.