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A Sense of Growth opens at Whitworth

Published: April 14th

Lucienne Day: A Sense of Growth launched last night in the Collections Centre overlooking the Art Garden at Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Curator Jennifer Harris and Lucienne Day's daughter Paula Day spoke about the exhibition and the designer's love of plants. Cultural Park Keeper Francine Hafron thanked the GROW project participants who had co-curated the exhibition. The evening concluded with a demonstration of floral art by Craig Bullock, inspired by Lucienne Day's textile design Silver Birch. 

Lucienne Day in Cumbria

Published: April 3rd

On Sunday April 23rd Paula Day will present an illustrated talk at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh about her mother's life and career, including her love for the landscapes of Cumbria. Lucienne’s silk mosaic The Howgills will be on display at the event alongside some examples of her printed textiles.


Cards launch at Whitworth

Published: March 31st

The Whitworth Art Gallery has launched a range of greetings cards, postcards and mini prints with images of some of the Lucienne Day plant-inspired textiles held in the Gallery's extensive Lucienne Day archive. This new range celebrates Lucienne Day's centenary and the exhibition Lucienne Day: A Sense of Growth opening at the Whitworth on April 14th this year. The cards are available from the Whitworth Shop, Manchester.

Exhibition launch at Whitworth Art Gallery

Published: March 27th

A new exhibition Lucienne Day: A Sense of Growth will launch at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester on Thursday April 13th, 6pm - 8pm. Curator Jennifer Harris will open the exhibition in the Collections Centre, which looks out over the Art Garden. At 7pm floral designer Craig Bullock will present a Contemporary Floral Art: Art Alive event, creating a 3D floral sculpture in response to the Lucienne Day plant-inspired textile designs in the exhibition.


Last day of exhibition at Arts University Bournemouth

Published: March 22nd

Lucienne Day: Living Design closes today in the Gallery, Arts University Bournemouth. The exhibition has been well attended and widely acclaimed by the public, and has provided a resource for numerous student projects and schools workshops. 

Image Courtesy The Gregg School.

Lucienne Day's Tesserae carpet

Published: March 14th

The Fashion and Textile Gallery at the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, has now re-opened with a rare example of Lucienne Day's carpet design Tesserae (1957) taking pride of place in the Design Centre Awards display.


Film screening at Arts University Bournemouth

Published: March 13th

Contemporary Days: the Designs of Lucienne and Robin Day will be screened on Thursday March 16th, 5pm at Arts University Bournemouth. This moving and informative full-length documentary made in 2010 by US nonprofit foundation Design Onscreen includes archival photographs and interviews with family, friends and design experts. 

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Booking: store.aub.ac.uk

Cushions now in John Lewis stores

Published: March 13th

The Lucienne Day cushions are now on display and available at selected branches of John Lewis including Oxford Street, Peter Jones, Kingston, Chichester, Poole, Trafford, Cheadle and Glasgow. The two limited-edition cushions (Magnetic and Flotilla) which have now sold out online may still be found in some of the stores.


JLP Heritage Centre exhibition extended

Published: February 28th

The exhibition about the Days' work as Design Consultants to the John Lewis Partnership has now been extended to the summer. The adjacent display of Lucienne Day's textiles will remain on show to the end of the year. The Heritage Centre is open to the public on Saturdays from 10am - 4pm, and by appointment.

Image: JLP Archive Collection


New cushions launch at John Lewis

Published: February 17th

An exclusive new range of six cushions created from Lucienne Day at Classic Textiles fabrics has now launched online at John Lewis. They feature 1950s designs Calyx, Flotilla, Dandelion Clocks, Lapis, Spectators and Magnetic. The Flotilla and Magnetic cushions have been produced in a limited edition of only 100 units each.


Lucienne Day 100 Trends on Twitter!

Published: February 6th

On January 29th the Foundation hosted the Design Museum #FontSunday on Twitter. Nine images of Lucienne Day designs based on lettering were posted online, and thousands of participants sent in images. The Lucienne Day #FontSunday was trending on Twitter for much of the afternoon.


Lucienne Day Textiles at Pallant till June 11th

Published: January 25th

Lucienne Day textile panels will remain on display in the restaurant of Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, till June 11th. The restaurant is furnished with Robin Day's chairs and was the venue for the '100th birthday' tea party held on January 5th.


JLP exhibition open on Saturdays to March 25th

Published: January 17th

An exhibition about the Days' work as Design Consultants to John Lewis is now open to the public on Saturdays from 10 - 4pm at the John Lewis Partnership Heritage Centre, Cookham. Some unique examples of Lucienne Day's original textiles artwork are also on display.

Image: JLP Archive Collection


Lucienne Day: Living Design open till March 22nd

Published: January 25th

This exhibition of photographs from the Foundation's archives and current commercial productions of Lucienne Day's historic designs is open to the public at The Gallery, Arts University Bournemouth till March 22nd.


Exhibition launch at Arts University Bournemouth

Published: January 15th

Professor Sir Christopher Frayling, Chancellor of Arts University Bournemouth and Patron of The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation, formally opened Lucienne Day: Living Design at a Private View held in The Gallery at AUB on Thursday January 12th.

Panel Discussion at Arts University Bournemouth

Published: January 15th

On Thursday January 12th a capacity audience attended a panel discussion chaired by Emma Hunt, curator of Lucienne Day: Living Design at Arts University Bournemouth. Sir Christopher Frayling, Jennifer Harris and Paula Day spoke about their personal memories of Lucienne Day and her work.

Persephone Books window display

Published: January 6th

Persephone Books have set up a Lucienne Day window in their Lamb's Conduit Street, London shop. The Lucienne Day 100 Designs poster is available from the store, as well as Persephone Books publications with Lucienne Day textile design endpapers.

Celebrations begin with '100th birthday' party

Published: January 6th

The Lucienne Day centenary celebrations were symbolically launched yesterday when Paula Day lit a single candle on her mother's '100th birthday' cake at a tea party event organised by Alys Bryan in the restaurant of Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. From 1999 onwards Robin and Lucienne Day made Chichester their home and often visited the Gallery.

'100th birthday' tea party

Published: January 5th

The first event of the centenary year is a ‘100th birthday’ tea party, open this afternoon to ticket holders only at Pallant Restaurant, Chichester.

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Exhibitions open

Published: January 5th

The first exhibitions and displays have now opened at museums and shops all over the country. See our 'What's On' section for all exhibition and events listings.

100 Designs poster on sale

Published: January 5th

Our Lucienne Day 100 Designs poster is now on sale at selected outlets. The poster includes portraits and images of one hundred of Lucienne Day’s designs, many never before published. See our 'Pick up a Poster' section for a list of shops now stocking the poster.

Lucienne Day 100 launches!

Published: January 5th

Our Lucienne Day centenary celebrations launched this morning on what would have been the designer’s 100th birthday.

Venues across the country displayed the Lucienne Day 100 logo, designed by Studio Fernando Gutiérrez and based on a motif from her most famous textile Calyx.