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The Legacy of Lucienne and Robin Day: a Partnership Perspective

January 3rd – Summer 2017
JLP Heritage Centre, Cookham

This exhibition reveals the lasting influence of Lucienne and Robin Day in their twenty-five years as joint Design Consultants to the John Lewis Partnership. Their coherent and consistent style, reflecting the enterprising and enlightened ideas behind the co-owned business, can still be identified in the stores today. The Heritage Centre holds an archive of documents and images which chart this relationship, as well as a unique collection of Lucienne Day's own original textiles artwork.

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Lucienne Day Textiles in Pallant Restaurant

January 5th – June 11th
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

In their last years Lucienne and Robin Day made their home in Chichester. Pallant House Gallery holds one of the country’s finest collections of 20th century British art and its restaurant, furnished with Robin Day’s chairs, is hosting a display of Lucienne Day textiles. 

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Lucienne Day's Tesserae carpet

March – December 2017
Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Lucienne Day's carpet design Tesserae (1957) takes pride of place in the Bowes Museum Design Centre Awards display - a rare collection of modern design classics in the newly re-opened Fashion and Textile Gallery.

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Lucienne Day: A Sense of Growth

April 14th – July 16th
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester University

Lucienne Day was a passionate gardener and many of her textile designs were inspired by plant forms. This exhibition curated by Jennifer Harris is part of the gallery's GROW project which promotes the benefits of engaging in horticultural activities to improve mental wellbeing. Participants have worked with Paula Day to select plant-inspired works from the Whitworth's extensive Lucienne Day archive. The exhibition includes a display of Lucienne Day’s gardening implements and images of her own garden.

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Lucienne Day: The Right Line

Wednesday June 7th, 7pm – 8pm
School of Textiles, Coggeshall

Distinguished textile historian and Honorary President of the Textile Society Mary Schoeser will speak about Lucienne Day. The talk will open with a filmed interview with Paula Day, daughter of Lucienne and Robin Day, who will talk about her mother’s design process and her parents’ mutual influence.
 
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Day for Flowers

June 21st – 24th
twentytwentyone River Street showroom, London

Design retailer twentytwentyone is celebrating Lucienne Day's centenary with Day for Flowers, an exhibition of floral displays to mark the launch of a new production of Lucienne Day's designs for Flower Bricks made by ceramics company 1882 Ltd. Ten creative individuals from the worlds of fashion, design, interiors, architecture and journalism will participate by creating a display using a Lucienne Day flower brick. 
 
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Exhibition at Museum of Carpet

July 1st – September 30th
The Carpet Museum, Kidderminster

The Carpet Museum celebrates Lucienne Day's life and work by showing the touring exhibition Lucienne Day: Living Design alongside their own unique archive collection of original hand painted carpet designs by Lucienne Day. The Carpet Museum is the only museum in the UK dedicated to carpets and carpet making.
 
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Celebrating Lucienne Day's Centenary

Thursday September 7th, 6pm
Fashion and Textile Museum, London

Paula Day will present an illustrated talk about her mother's life and work and the Lucienne Day centenary year. Tickets for this event include a complimentary drink and entry to the exhibition The World of Anna Sui.

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Exhibition at Glasgow School of Art

Late September onwards
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

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Contemporary Days - film screening

Thursday October 12th,  7pm – 8:30pm
School of Textiles, Coggeshall

A rare UK screening of this moving and informative full-length documentary made in 2010 by US nonprofit foundation Design Onscreen. The film includes archival photographs and interviews with family, friends and design experts. View film clip.

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Lucienne Day Silk Mosaics

On permanent display
John Lewis, Kingston

Lucienne Day designed her monumental silk mosaics Aspects of the Sun (1990) and Islands (1991) for the coffee shop at John Lewis, Kingston-upon-Thames. They have recently been rehung and may be viewed in the main store.

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