Thursday, 19 August 2010

Onto textiles...yes textiles. Name your favourite textile designer.

Do you have one? Not an artist, or a photographer, OR fashion designer...we are not any of the above P.S.!

I'm always amazed at when asked to name a favourite textile designer, many textile designers have a sticking point. Is it because what we as textile designers produce, is never the end product? The design then has to be passed on and applied to a consumable product?

You do find that it is quite rare for a textile designer to reach such lucky star rankings, but one who did and my all time favourite was Lucienne Day. Married to Robin Day, furniture designer, back in 1946 began working together as a freelance team and set on to making their mark on modern design. Lucienne's vibrant printed patterns started revitalising British homes during the 1950s with her fresh, minimal and graphic style. Her designs were built layer upon layer of pattern and use of a very contemporary and sophisticated skill of repeats.

I love how the designs never dates running through the 50's, 70's to modern day, and even now inspires and is featured in leading homeware stores such as Habitat...and Id even dare say Ikea. Now go and get your own favourite... :)

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