Alumni Collaborations & Visits Class of 2016

Robin Day Centenary Design Project

Bucks New University Furniture graduate Madara Degtere has been presented with a Robin Day Polypropylene Chair for her winning work at the summative stage of the Robin Day Centenary Design Project.

Madara Degtere.

Madara collected her prize from Paula Day, Robin Day’s daughter and founder of the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation, at the University’s Art & Design Show 2016.

Madara’s winning piece was a lounge chair inspired by Robin Day’s designs, with comfort and practicality key to the construction. Madara gained a first in her BA (Hons) Furniture degree, graduating in 2016.

Robin Day OBE studied at Bucks New University in the 1930s when it was called High Wycombe College of Art and he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University in 2003. He would have turned 100 in 2015.

Robin Day OBE was one of the most significant British furniture designers of the 20th Century and designed the world’s first injection-moulded Polypropylene chair, and tens of millions have been sold worldwide.

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