Robin Day's name has been associated with Hille from 1949. He began designing for the company after winning a first prize in the New York Museum of Modern Art International competition for low-cost furniture. He soon became Hille's director of design and was responsible for all the visual manifestations of the company, until it changed hands in 1982. From this time his direction and influence ended. Although best known for furniture design, his long career has covered a wide spectrum, Including aircraft design, office and restaurant interiors designing for the television and radio industries, exhibition work and graphics. He has won many awards both in the UK and abroad and was awarded the OBE in 1983. He still has connections with Hille and looks forward to their growing success in the contract furniture field.