‘Batterie de Cuisine’ is a Giclée print by famous textile designer Lucienne Day. Printed onto 310gsm 100% cotton rag, the print is from a limited edition of 850 and is hand numbered and hand embossed.
Lucienne Day was a prolific twentieth century textile designer, who revitalised post-war British homes with her vibrant patterns and designs. Her work is bold, fresh and vibrant, incorporating Edwardian style flora and fauna, as well as graphic shapes with an early modernist flavour, which still look as stylish today as when they were first produced. ‘Batterie de Cuisine’ combines graphic design with tactile art. The print - which uses a kitchen-towel design that Day produced for Thomas Somerset in the 1960s - is a triumph of colour and composition. Day uses vertical stripes of bright colour - turquoise and lime green - against stark monochrome. Amongst the bands of colour, Day has placed silhouettes and negatives of kitchenware - pots and pans, sieves and spoons - in an ordered pattern, creating a bold style with the inimitable retro flavour of the 1960s.