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Robin Day

(1915-2010), Furniture and interior designer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Robin Day and Lucienne Day trained and met at the Royal College of Art. They married in 1942 and have become the most celebrated British design couple of the postwar era. The Days played a starring role at the 1951 Festival of Britain: Robin designed the furniture for the new Royal Festival Hall and Heals launched Lucienne's Calyx fabric design to mark the event. From 1948 Robin Day was commissioned to design furniture for the British manufacturer Hille. His 1963 Polypropylene chair embodied his belief in low cost, mass-produced, functional design. Between 1962 and 1987 the Days were consultants to the John Lewis Partnership, developing a new house style and store interiors.

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Robin Day; Lucienne Day (née Conradi), by John Gay - NPG x128510

Robin Day; Lucienne Day (née Conradi)

by John Gay
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1951
NPG x128510

Robin Day, by Anne-Katrin Purkiss - NPG x87809

Robin Day

by Anne-Katrin Purkiss
bromide fibre print, October 1997
NPG x87809

Lucienne Day (née Conradi); Robin Day, by Michael Venning - NPG x126177

Lucienne Day (née Conradi); Robin Day

by Michael Venning
C-type colour print, 2003
NPG x126177

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Lucienne Day (née Conradi); Robin Day

by John Gay
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1951
NPG x128511

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