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.

Images may not be reproduced without prior written permission.

Text copyright

© Lesley Jackson and Paula Day 2014

Onetree chair, 2001

Back in 1934, Robin had been offered a job at the High Wycombe furniture company Ercol, but had turned it down to study at the Royal College of Art. By a strange twist of fate, one of his last designs was a chair made by Ercol as part of a project called Onetree, where designers were invited to create objects using timber from a single oak tree.

Photo: © Robert Walker