Day, Lucienne – Too Many Cooks

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Lucienne Day is best known for her furnishing fabrics, but in the decade 1959-1969 she devoted a lot of her time to the design of household goods: bathroom accoutrements  (towels and bathmats) kitchenware (cheeseboards, plates, bowls), and these glass towels, which she made in collaboration with the Irish firm Thomas Somerset and their subsidiary Fragonard Ltd. She enjoyed the constraints of designing something for a small rectangular piece of linen, rather than for a large piece of furnishing fabric, the constraints, paradoxically, freeing her imagination, and often her sense of humour. In ‘Too Many Cooks’, for instance, we have a delightful collection of stylised women: some big, some small, some holding culinary tools, and all dressed in chequered or colourful apron – a competent team in anyone’s kitchen.

Biography: Read more here.

Format: Giclée print, Limited Edition (1/850) on 310gms thick, 100% cotton rag. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed.

Size: Image: 65.0 x 45.0; paper: 78.0 x 61.0 cm

Postage: All postage, whether for framed or unframed prints, is free of charge.

Framing: English oak; matt-white, grey or black: dimensions 12mm face/12 mm edge. Or aluminium: 8 mm face/14 mm edge. Mounts are conservation grade in off white.

  • English Oak: face/edge 10mm
  • Matt-Black: face/edge 12mm
  • Matt-White: face/edge 12mm
  • Matt-Grey: face/edge 12mm
  • Brushed Aluminium: face 8mm/edge 14mm
  • Print Only
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Description

Lucienne Day is best known for her furnishing fabrics, but in the decade 1959-1969 she devoted a lot of her time to the design of household goods: bathroom accoutrements  (towels and bathmats) kitchenware (cheeseboards, plates, bowls), and these glass towels, which she made in collaboration with the Irish firm Thomas Somerset and their subsidiary Fragonard Ltd. She enjoyed the constraints of designing something for a small rectangular piece of linen, rather than for a large piece of furnishing fabric, the constraints, paradoxically, freeing her imagination, and often her sense of humour. In ‘Too Many Cooks’, for instance, we have a delightful collection of stylised women: some big, some small, some holding culinary tools, and all dressed in chequered or colourful apron – a competent team in anyone’s kitchen.

Additional information

Artist

Day, Lucienne

Frame Options

English Oak: face/edge 10mm, Matt-Black: face/edge 12mm, Matt-White: face/edge 12mm, Matt-Grey: face/edge 12mm, Brushed Aluminium: face 8mm/edge 14mm, Print Only

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