Robin Day

Designed by Robin Day

Robin Day (1915-2010) was one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed British designers. Throughout a seven-decade career, he brought contemporary design to a mass market at an affordable price and alongside his wife, textile designer Lucienne Day, he produced work that has left him synonymous with postwar modernism.

Robin belonged to the idealistic generation of designers in the 1950s that truly believed in the power of design to enhance people’s lives. He wanted to make great design available to all the world at an affordable price, experimenting with new and inexpensive materials.

He showed a passion for design from a young age and went on to win a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London. He found the course lacked enough focus on three-dimensional design but it was here that he met his wife, Lucienne.