John Lewis

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 celebrated Lucienne Day's Centenary with an exclusive range of cushions made up from Classic Textiles' digital reprints of of her iconic 1950s designs. 

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 Ltd, and the 675 Chair, manufactured by Case Furniture.