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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

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© Lesley Jackson and Paula Day 2014

Model 1108 radio, Robin Day, 1965

Robin’s ability to imbue his designs with architectural presence, however modest in scale, is masterfully demonstrated by this radio, resembling the low slung sideboards of the day. He began designing radios for Pye during the late 1940s and later designed televisions and stereograms.