Graphica

Furnishing Fabric
1954 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Screen printed cotton
Brief Description
Screen printed cotton furnishing fabric manufactured by Heals and designed by Lucienne Day, made in London, 1954
Physical Description
Screen printed cotton. Abstract design of black lines on ochre ground. Repeat 48 x 40.5
Production typeMass produced
Production
designed and made for Heal's Wholes & Export Limited



Reason For Production: Retail
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.211-1954

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record createdMarch 15, 2005
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