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

Royal Festival Hall Lounge Chair, Robin Day, 1951

This chair epitomises the revolutionary new aesthetic of the post-war ‘Contemporary’ style. With its slimline upholstery, organic sculptural seatback and minimalist frame, it was unlike any chair produced in Britain before.

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