DM17: Lucienne Day: Living Design at Manchester School of Art

Alison Criddle
Lucienne Day

Lucienne Day: Living Design at Manchester School of Art, Manchester 11 October — 20 November 2017 Entrance is free

Lucienne Day: Living Design tells the story of Day’s design career, and unfolds in a sequence of photographs drawn from the archives of the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.

The images introduce Day’s work and show the lead up to her career breakthrough at the Festival of Britain 1951 with the showcasing of her pioneering ‘contemporary’ design Calyx. Further images evidence Day’s prolific output of designs for interiors in her patterns for furnishing and dress fabrics, table linen, carpets, wallpapers and ceramics. The exhibition includes current and recent productions of Day’s designs, demonstrating the continuing vitality of her design legacy.

A special panel discussion will take place at Manchester School of Art on Wednesday 18th October.

Where to go near DM17: Lucienne Day: Living Design at Manchester School of Art

The Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art
The Holden Gallery

Manchester School of Art’s Holden Gallery at Manchester Metropolitan University, offers an ongoing programme of exhibitions that are open free to the public.

Manchester Metropolitan University Brooks building, Birley Campus in Manchester
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MMU Birley Campus

Birley is Manchester Met’s world-class centre for Education and Health Professionals and the university’s flagship community campus.

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MMU Student Union

Manchester Metropolitan University Students’ Union building houses a bar and various other facilities for students and staff.

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