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

Diabolo wallpaper, Lucienne Day, 1951

One of three ‘Contemporary’ wallpapers specially created by Lucienne for the Festival, Diabolo was screen printed by the firm of Cole & Son. The hourglass motifs allude to the two-headed wooden top in the children’s game Diabolo.

Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation/Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester