Monday, 4 February 2008

Lucienne Day

Whilst discussing the Festival of Britain in Critical Studies the other day, the name Lucienne Day came up in conversation. Her design career spans a massive 60 years but the fact her work is so original and innovative ensures it is still relevant today. Her best known design is Calyx (first 3 images below) which was launched at the Festival of Britain. Not all of these colourways are too my taste,although I am very keen on the purple one. The pattern is a repeat but its seemingly random nature makes this harder to spot which I like. The shapes themselves are very simple but I think it is the subtle differences between block colour and the more striped effect and each shapes size which keeps it interesting.

Here are some further examples of her work, which can now be ordered online in the form of a digitally printed fabric.