Apollo, (detail), late 1950s. Lucienne Day. Manufactured by Heal Fabrics. At the Textile Museum, Washington, D.C Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III Collection of British Textiles. Courtesy the Textile Museum.
I was thinking about Pantone’s color of the year Tangerine Tango and decided I wanted to feature fabric designs by Lucienne Day using orange tones. I am
just a bit enthusiastic about Day’s fabric designs.
|Trio-not sure of the date|
|Foreshore, 1952-this probably leans a bit towards the red orange, but I decided to put it in anyway.|
“Springboard furnishing fabric, for Heal’s. Screen-printed linen. UK, 1954. “
My first article on Lucienne Day–I hope a decent introduction to her work–can be read here.
A small video clip featuring a recorded conversation with Lucienne Day by Wallpaper magazine can be watched here.