Sunday, May 25, 2008

Lucienne Day

I am in love with the designs of Lucienne Day. Here are some examples of her textile work which was put together by the Center for Advanced Textiles at Glasgow School of Arts.


Flotilla


Dandelion Clocks


Calyx

This book, Robin and Lucienne Day: Pioneers of Modern Design, which showcases both Lucienne's work, and the work of her equally talented husband Robin, is now at the top of my wish list.



Robin Day's Armchair for the Royal Festival Hall, 1951.

And check out these cool Jack Purcell Converse sneakers made with Lucienne's Trio pattern!


More information on this dynamic due, and many other thoughouly fantastic designers, can be found from Britain's Design Museum

13 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

I really like those Lucienne Day designs. I want those Converse sneakers! & they're yellow! I have a thing for yellow sneakers (& red ones! For days when I need to travel faster!). Actually I want the swanky armchair as well. I want I want I want...

Fog and Thistle said...

I can see why you like her work. There is a similarity there.

karen said...

I really love the work of Lucienne Day. I actually wrote an essay which included some of this work for my degree course. It's great to see it in the contemporary setting of a blog!

Cicada Studio said...

I can see how he inspires you. It's great to have this reference. Those sneaks rock.

La Alicia said...

sign me up for a pair of those converse -- those are great! Day rocks!

Have their textiles been sold at Ikea? I could swear I have seen them there...

High Desert Diva said...

Mid-century love

The sneakers are great!

verity said...

Isn't Lucienne amazing? I treated myself to the book as a holiday gift, and it's incredible. I loved seeing not only her work but also the context in which she created it. She was a smart, outspoken woman at a time when it was harder to be one than it is now.

Your work is charming...I can see the Day connection. Love the spores and amoebas.

Anna Laura said...

I love the Dandelion Clocks design the best I think. My boyfriend is from Glasgow and the school of art is really special. Makes the one I went to look like housing commission flats.

Jackie said...

Lucienne Days and her contemporaries have been my inspiration for a while now. That must be why we like each others work!

Mrs.French said...

This post is absolutely terrific! I am dying over that perfect "Calyx" fabric.

T said...

Well I am not the only one it seems, but I love the kicks! Must add yellow chucks to my shopping list!

blazedanielle said...

I really like that graphic/retro fabric! Thanks for sharing! And I SO have been admiring those converse shoes forever! They are super cute!

Marie Louise said...

Great stuff - and I love those sneakers!