Lucienne Day (née Conradi)(1917-2010), Textile designer
Sitter in 13 portraits
Robin Day and Lucienne Day trained and met at the Royal College of Art. They married in 1942 and have become the most celebrated British design couple of the postwar era. The Days played a starring role at the 1951 Festival of Britain: Robin designed the furniture for the new Royal Festival Hall and Heals launched Lucienne's Calyx fabric design to mark the event. Her partnership with Heals continued for twenty years, producing over seventy designs. Between 1962 and 1987 the Days were consultants to the John Lewis Partnership, developing a new house style and store interiors.
by John Gay
vintage bromide print, late 1950s-early 1960s