Lucienne Day, 1917 – 2010

Posted by Red Ruby Rose Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I just heard on Radio 4 that Lucienne Day has sadly died. She was the foremost British textile designer of the 20th Century and was a pioneer and ground-breaker in her field. Jonathan Glancey has written about her most eloquently here and the Guardian obituary says: "She took motifs drawn from nature – flowers, grasses, shoots, the intricate patterns of the landscape – and transformed them into something absolutely new. Part of their success was the implied message of regrowth and optimism for a Britain only just recovering from war."

1 Responses to Lucienne Day, 1917 – 2010

  1. I love these patterns. Beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for visiting my space :)