Image acknowledgements

Thanks to the following organisations for permission to use images on this website:


Collection of Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III, Denver

John Lewis Partnership

Mitchell Beazley

Royal Air Force Museum Hendon


V&A Museum

Whitworth Art Gallery

All other images are from Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation archives.

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© Lesley Jackson and Paula Day 2014

Robin and Lucienne Day's living room at 49 Cheyne Walk, London, 1954

In 1952 the Days moved to an early-Victorian house in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. They remodeled the interiors in a strikingly ‘Contemporary’ style. Here the black ceiling of the dining area ‘disappears’ behind stretched white cords. The wire table lamp and coffee table were custom-made by Robin and one of his Hilleplan units was used to divide the open-plan space.

Photo: Tony Mann