Day for Flowers exhibition
In celebration of Lucienne Day‘s centenary year, the Day for Flowers exhibition opened at twentytwentyone’s River Street showroom on 20th June.
The exhibition was conceived as a tribute to one of Britain’s most significant and influential textile designers. It also marked the launch of the Lucienne Day Flower Brick.
A limited, numbered edition of Lucienne Day’s 1960s flower brick design has been produced by twentytwentyone to mark Day’s centenary.
Day for Flowers saw a range of creative individuals from the design world present their own tribute to Lucienne Day by using her Flower Brick design to create a unique floral arrangement.
The arrangements produced were remarkable for their diversity of form and the variety of flowers and foliage used. Crisply architectural formations stood side by side with abundant displays of colour, texture and shape.
Below (left to right) are arrangements from Barber + Osgerby, Paula Day, Max Fraser, Suzy Hoodless, Margaret Howell, Philippe Malouin, Alex Mowat, Niki Tibbles, Faye Toogood working with Yasuyo Harvey.
Paula Day’s arrangement had a particularly personal resonance. Her blooms included cuttings from her mother’s favourite ‘New Dawn’ rose, taken from a plant grown by Lucienne Day but now transplanted to her daughter’s garden. The wide variety of effects achieved illustrated the inherent flexibility of this elegantly functional design… and of course, served as a most fitting tribute to a designer whose enduring works continue to inspire.
Day for Flowers was on display at our River Street showroom from 21st to 24th June 2017.