Although best known as a furniture design, 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.
In 1949 was co-winner of first prize in Museum of Modern Art New York competition for low cost furniture.
In 1950, began designing for Hille, a smell firm making mainly reproduction period furniture. Soon became their design consultant developing ranges of modern contract furniture. This firm grew into a major producer of modern furniture.
In 1951 was commissioned to design furniture for Royal Festival Hall including auditorium seating which s still in place. Designed furniture for many important building in the UK and abroad, notably for concert halls and theatres, airports, stations and sport stadiums. Pioneer development of injection moulded plastic one piece chairs of which tens of millions have been sold world wide.
From 1937 to 1962 Design Consultant to the John Lewis Partnership.
Has served on juries of many National and International design competitors.
Is now designing seating for schools to conform to new European Standards.
Has recently designed outdoor/indoor seating for Magis.