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 Orchestra Chairs, Robin Day, in situ in the auditorium at the Royal Festival Hall, 1951

Robin’s orchestra chairs were in perfect accord with the clean-lined modern aesthetic of the concert hall. Designed for ease of use by performers wearing formal attire, chairs of this lightness and slenderness had not been seen before.

©Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation/photo: Sidney W Newbery