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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

Auditorium seating in concert hall at the Barbican Centre, Robin Day, 1981

This comfortable auditorium seating matches the vigour of the Barbican’s ‘Brutalist’ interiors. Note the subtle choice of colours for the upholstery and the generous armrests separating the seats.

Photo: © Peter Bloomfield