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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© Lesley Jackson and Paula Day 2014

Low-cost living room/dining room for Homes and Gardens Pavilion, Festival of Britain, Robin Day, 1951

Robin designed two open-plan living room / dining room settings for the Homes and Gardens Pavilion, geared towards different budgets. This interior, featuring his modular storage units with built-in radio and television, complemented by Lucienne’s Provencal wallpaper, was the low-cost version.