Lucienne Day began designing textiles in the 1930s and continued up to her death in 2010. Her designs are synonymous with the Festival of Britain and Heals, who she designed for, for many years. Lucienne, and her husband Robin, created many iconic designs which established Britain as a creative hub, a reputation that continues today.
Classic Textiles, an off shoot of Glasgow’s Centre for Advanced Textiles, is currently digitally printing Day’s designs under licence. Considering many of her palette choices are muted, with earth tones and pastels dotted with strong primary and secondary colours, digital print is perhaps not the expected medium. Printing onto linen the colours have been faithfully reproduced and it is interesting to see how digital print can meet these colour challenges.