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

Royal Festival Hall Dining Chair, Robin Day, 1951

The dining chair was a smaller and more compact version of the lounge chair, with narrower arms and a thinner seat pad. These designs, along with the orchestra chair, were subsequently manufactured by Hille, providing the basis for an extensive family of ‘Contemporary’ furniture developed by Robin over the next few years.

Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation/ © twentytwentyone, photography by Mark Whitfield