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Wednesday 11 October Monday 20 November 2017

Lucienne Day - Living Design

Part of Design Manchester 2017

As part of Design Manchester 2017, Manchester School of Art is delighted to welcome Lucienne Day - Living Design to our Vertical Gallery.

This exhibition celebrates the life and work of one of most influential designers of the post-war generation, Lucienne Day.

Lucienne Day: Living Design tells 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.

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

Exhibition curated by Emma Hunt and Paula Day.

Panel Discussion

Wednesday 18 October
6pm Benzie 403
Drinks Reception 5.15pm

Paula Day, Dr Jennifer Harris and Professor Emma Hunt will discuss the life and work of Lucienne Day. The panel will be introduced by Penny Macbeth, Dean of Manchester School of Art and chaired by textile artist and Professor Alice Kettle.

Tickets are £4 and can be purchased online.

There are a number of free tickets available for Manchester School of Art staff and students. If you would like to reserve a ticket, please email