Image acknowledgements

Thanks to the following organisations for permission to use images on this website:


Collection of Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III, Denver

John Lewis Partnership

Mitchell Beazley

Royal Air Force Museum Hendon


V&A Museum

Whitworth Art Gallery

All other images are from Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation archives.

Images may not be reproduced without prior written permission.

Text copyright

© Lesley Jackson and Paula Day 2014

Lucienne Day

With the move from London to Chichester, Lucienne retired from designing silk mosaics. 

However she remained active in public life, serving as Honorary President of the Textile Society and representing the RDIs on the committee of the Sir Misha Black Awards for Distinguished Services to Design Education. In 2004 she was awarded the OBE.

She collaborated with Glasgow Art School on a new digital production of twelve of her most distinguished 1950s/60s textile designs and with twentytwentyone on a reissue of four of her historic tea towels.

In 2006 she attended the installation of her silk mosaic ‘Three Daughters of Mexico’ in the Senior Common Room of the Royal College of Art.

She celebrated her 90th birthday with many old friends from the design world.

Lucienne Day died aged 93 on January 30th 2010. 

Lucienne Day with Three Daughters of Mexico at the RCA

Photo: © twentytwentyone