Celebrate the birthday of Lucienne Day

Discover the poster launched by the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation to celebrate the designer's centenary year 

Known for her lively and contemporary 1951 Festival of Britain ‘Calyx’ design, Lucienne Day was regarded as the foremost British textile designer of her era. After discovering a love for printed textiles whilst studying at the Croydon School of Art, she went on to attend the Royal College of Art where she met her husband, furniture designer Robin Day. Inspired by shape and colour found in nature, Day extended the boundaries of modern design to create unique textiles, carpets, wallpapers, tea towels and ceramics.   

To mark the centenary of her birth, the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation has created a vibrant poster featuring 100 designs drawn from the Foundation’s archive, many of which are previously unpublished.

Launched on 5th January 2017, the poster tells the story of Lucienne’s life in design through seven decades of colour and pattern. The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation is also organising a nationwide programme of exhibitions, events, awards and collaborations to run throughout 2017 to celebrate her extraordinary design legacy. 

The Lucienne Day 100 Designs poster has been designed by Studio Fernando Gutierrez and is available from Twenty Twenty One, Pallant House Bookshop, Arts University Bournemouth, Persephone Books and The Design Museum for £12. For more information visit the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation website here

Image: Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation 

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