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Robin Day’s iconic 675 chair – only customised

Fifteen leading designers from the world of textile design were invited to pay tribute to one of Britain’s greatest designers by customising Robin Day’s iconic 675 chair.  

01/09/2019 2 min read
Robin Day's iconic 675 chair

Initiated by Case Furniture in partnership with Heal’s and the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation, the project, entitled ‘A Day to Remember’, will help improve the future of young British designers by supporting the educational work of the Foundation through an exhibition display and live online auction.  

Paula Day, daughter of Robin and Lucienne Day and Chair of the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation said: “The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation represents the work of two of Britain’s greatest 20th century designers. It is dedicated to carrying their design legacies forward into the future, to enrich the lives of generations to come and inspire the great designers of the future.”  

The bespoke designs, alongside the launch of two new fabric ranges by Case, formed part of a three-week window display and in-store presentation at Heal’s flagship store on Tottenham Court Road during August. All proceeds were donated to the charity.  

Participants included: Eleanor Pritchard, Donna Wilson, Charlene Mullen, Cristian Zuzunaga, Wallace & Sewell, Eley Kishimoto, Hannah Waldron, Beatrice Larkin and Christopher Farr. 

Robin Day was one of the most acclaimed British furniture designers of the 20th Century, whose outstanding body of work made a major contribution to world design. With his wife, textile designer Lucienne Day, he pioneered a new modern idiom which transformed British design after World War II. 

In 2014, Case launched an authentic new production of Robin Day’s 675 chair, originally designed in 1952. The continuing success of the chair lies in its elegant minimalist design which perfectly marries functionality, engineering and style.  

The Days’ legacy lives on through the work of the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation, a design education Charity set up by the couple’s daughter in 2012. As well as running an Awards programme for design students, the Foundation collaborates on educational projects and is developing a digital archive which is an important resource for exhibition curators, design historians and writers.  

 

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