Designing Domesticity

Lucienne Day, who has died aged 93, on January 30th 2010, was one of the foremost British textile designers of her period. Day's work combined organic shapes with bright patterns inspired by contemporary abstract painters such as Joan MirĂ³ and Paul Klee. She believed that good design should be affordable, and in 2003 told the Scotsman newspaper that she had been "very interested in modern painting although I didn’t want to be a painter. I put my inspiration from painting into my textiles, partly, because I suppose I was very practical. I still am. I wanted the work I was doing to be seen by people and be used by people. They had been starved of interesting things for their homes in the war years, either textiles or furniture."
Find out more about Lucienne's work here.