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

Royal Festival Hall orchestra seating, 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.