Splashbacks, wallpapers and more inspired by the stunning designs of Lucienne Day
Over at For the Floor and More, there is a new blog post celebrating one of the most influential British textile designers, Lucienne Day. She created iconic works over a span of decades and some of her most notable patterns are part of the article.
From the delicate Fluellin and Dandelion Clocks to her most famous work Calyx, like Louisa at For the Floor, I’m a big fan. There’s an ethereal serenity to her work that encapsulates not just a time but also a feel, an emotion.
I think the greatest textile designs are something more than a home statement, they also create a sense of who we are or aspire to be. Lucienne Day’s designs do exactly this.
As part of the commemorations for her birth in 1917, the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester has an exhibition entitled ‘Lucienne Day – A Sense of Growth.’
Beginning in April 2017, I know I’ll visit – make sure if you’re near, you do too! More events are being lined up nationwide during 2017. Keep up to date through the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation here.
Our designs inspired by Lucienne Day
As our own little celebration, we wanted to revisit the time and space of Day’s work. Get a feel for the 50s and 60s and the freedom of colour and pattern narrative. Never wanting to imitate her work in any way but more to get a sense of the playfulness of the era.
We looked at available designs and tweaked them to create something that I feel evokes a glimpse of that time. I think they also have something of the contemporary within them. A sense of style that also conveys something of patterns in 2017.
From the visual riffs of Osten with it’s blue wash and red accents to the ticker tape display of Lineal, all of the three designs are designed to add colour and vibrance to any room.
Its great to look back but also so good to look forward!
Thanks for reading! Please also have a read of the blog post where there is a bit more info and images of Lucienne’s patterns.
Our other floral designs are available as Feature Tiles, bespoke wallpapers and wall murals and glass splashbacks exclusively from For the Floor & More.