The exhibition, curated by Arts University Bournemouth Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Emma Hunt and Dr. Paula Day, celebrates the life and work of one of most influential designers of the post-war generation.
This is the first major exhibition in a year-long nationwide programme of exhibitions, events, awards and collaborations to celebrate the centenary of the pioneering designer’s birth.
Lucienne Day: Living Design will tell the story of Lucienne Day’s design career, unfolding in a sequence of photographs drawn from the archives of the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.
Professor Emma Hunt said: “I have been very privileged to work alongside Paula Day and it has been an amazing opportunity to spend time with her, going through the archives and hearing about her parents, who were so dedicated to their design practice.
“Lucienne Day is an inspiration to our students, especially those who study on our textiles and design degree courses. We are delighted to be hosting the first exhibition of a year-long celebration and to have worked with Classic Textiles, who have provided us with 12 classic designs to use in the show.
“As a designer, Lucienne Day had a real sense of purpose and commitment to detail which enabled her to progress so successfully, and inspire future generations. I think one of the most important aspects of the exhibition is the support for student designers, not just of Textiles, but all design courses.”