John Lewis is the U.K.’s largest department store chain, with 40 shops in major cities, and a reputation for excellent service, reliable quality and good design.
Robin and Lucienne Day worked for John Lewis as design consultants from 1962 - 1987, overseeing a transformation of every aspect of the firm’s house style. They greatly admired the John Lewis ethos, and enjoyed a close personal friendship with Harry Legg, Director of Research and Expansion.
Lucienne Day also designed for Cavendish Textiles, a company owned by John Lewis. Her 1954 dress fabrics and mid-70s furnishing fabrics were reissued in 2014, as part of the John Lewis 150 Years celebration. Based on scrupulously careful archive research, a collection of curtain fabrics, cushions, dress fabrics and fashion was developed by John Lewis' design teams in close consultation with the Foundation.
In 2017 John Lewis is celebrating Lucienne Day's Centenary with an exclusive range of cushions made up from Lucienne Day at Classic Textiles reprints of six of her iconic 1950s designs. Six Lucienne Day at Classic Textiles fabrics will also be on display and available to order from selected branches of John Lewis. These will include two new fabrics, Lapis and Silver Birch, reissued exclusively at John Lewis.
Selected John Lewis furniture departments carry a Robin Day range in their Design Icons areas. These include Robin Day's most famous designs, the Polypropylene side chair and armchair, made by Hille Educational Products, and the 675 Chair, manufactured by Case Furniture.