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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Text copyright

© Lesley Jackson and Paula Day 2014

Gouache design of VC10 aircraft interior, Robin Day, 1967

In their role as joint design consultants for the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), Robin and Lucienne designed interiors for a range of aircraft during the 1960s. Pooling their knowledge and experience, they selected upholstery fabrics, carpets, paint finishes and laminates, and designed patterns for the bulkheads and window surrounds.

Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation/Courtesy Octopus Publishing/photo: Tony Mann