Robin Day


Robin Day (1915-2010) was Britain’s most famous 20th-century furniture designer. After training at the local art school, he worked as a draughtsman in a furniture factory, a valuable experience which gave him a permanent rapport with production processes and with the technicians on the shopfloor. Although best known as a furniture designer – he is best-known for the injection-moulded polypropylene stacking chair, of which more than 20 million have been manufactured – Robin Day has worked in many fields of design including graphics, exhibition and interior design, the radio and television receiver industries, the carpet and vinyl industries and the design of the interior of the Super VC10 and other passenger aircraft.