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

RD seating with tables, Robin Day, 1984

Originally developed for hospital waiting rooms, this heavy-duty, beam-mounted public seating was created in response to a stringent brief prepared by a group of interior designers in the National Health Service. Designed to withstand high levels of wear and tear, it is hygienic, comfortable and easy to maintain.

©Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation/photo: Michael Barnett