Day, Lucienne: Herb Antony – SOLD
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Artist: Lucienne Day, (1917-2010)
Title and date: Herb Anthony, 1956
Size: 132 x 120 cm
Description: a striking Heals cotton furnishing fabric in green with printed stylised linear plant forms in excellent condition.
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Lucienne Day was part of a new generation of designers who came to prominence in the British textile industry in the immediate post-war years. Setting new standards of originality, she believed that good design should be mass produced for the many and that it could improve the lives of ordinary people. Though designing primarily for textiles, she successfully moved into other areas of design such as patterns for carpets, ceramics and wallpaper. Her breakthrough pattern ‘Calyx’, now regarded as an iconic 20th century textile design, was first shown at the Festival of Britain in 1951. Day maintained her position as one of the most important designers for over 25 years, and was one of the first designers to be recognised internationally for her work.