‘Bouquet Garni’ 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. ‘Bouquet Garni’ 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 horizontal stripes of bright colour - earthy brown, sunflower yellow and tropical blue - against panels of off-white. Amongst the bands of colour, Day has stitched delicate black patterns of leaves, stalks, and laurels, which are both graphic and carefully detailed, to create a bold, beautiful style with the inimitable retro flavour of the 1960s.