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Furnishing fabric - Graphica


  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1954 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lucienne Day, born 1917 - died 2010 (designed)
    Heal's (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen printed cotton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Lucienne Day became well-known for her imaginative and original patterns after the success of her design ‘Calyx’ at the Festival of Britain in 1951, which was also manufactured by Heals. This design was awarded the Gran Premio at the Tenth Milan Triennale in 1954, in conjunction with three other designs by Day: ‘Spectators’, ‘Linear’ and ‘Ticker-tape’. Day continued to design for Heal’s through the 1950s, while also producing patterns for textile firms, including Liberty and Edinburgh Weavers, as well as other furnishing companies. This design is more graphic (as the name suggests) then Day’s other work, which became recognisable for its playful and energetic patterns.

Physical description

Screen printed cotton. Abstract design of black lines on ochre ground. Repeat 48 x 40.5

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1954 (made)


Lucienne Day, born 1917 - died 2010 (designed)
Heal's (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Screen printed cotton

Descriptive line

Screen printed cotton furnishing fabric manufactured by Heals and designed by Lucienne Day, made in London, 1954

Production Note

designed and made for Heal's Wholes & Export Limited

Reason For Production: Retail




Screen printed


Textiles; Interiors

Production Type

Mass produced


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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