Ebay offers up a designer find for the Museum of Carpet

The Museum of Carpet is thrilled to have had donated, by trustee Heather Freeman, this length of Lucienne Day’s Tesserae carpet. It was originally found to be for sale in a second hand shop, and then subsequently on ebay. Now it has been acquired and will be exhibited by the museum to preserve the legacy of Lucienne Day, one of the country’s most innovative designers. Created for Kidderminster company, Tomkinson’s, it won a Design Centre Award and effectively launched Lucienne’s work in this new medium.  

Lucienne Day’s original artwork for Tesserae (the name references tiles) is held by the Museum of Carpet, and was exhibited in 2017 alongside the exhibition Lucienne Day: Living Design.

 “We are truly grateful to everyone who has made it possible for the Museum of Carpet to receive this piece of Tesserae carpet. It is quite something to learn that what was originally found in a second hand shop and then put on ebay, is now in the safe hands of the Museum of Carpet, enabling all to enjoy this innovative design by Lucienne Day” said Sue Hetherington, Museum Manager. 

(L to R) From the Museum of Carpet, Geoff Gilbert, Jean Talbot, Sue Hetherington and Heather Freeman