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Lucienne Day's work combined organic shapes with bright patterns inspired by contemporary abstract painters such as Kandisky and Miro. She believed that good design should be affordable and
her breakthrough print was 'Calyx', a brightly-coloured textile that she created for the Festival of Britain in 1951.
Lucienne stood out not just because she was a highly successful working woman during a time in which many women didn't work, but also due to her creative partnership with her husband, furniture designer Robin Day. For 50 years they worked, together but independently, in a shared studio, and their house grew to be considered the epitome of 1950s sophistication.