Robin Day, well known for being one of Britain’s most famous furniture designers of the 20th Century, sadly passed away in 2010 at the age of 95. His aim was to make good design available to everyone (something I am very passionate about) and celebrated British design and manufacturing. Creating the iconic injection moulded Polypropylene chairs with British manufacturer Hille, quickly became a revolution in mass production. The stackable Polyside chair came first (1963), then later with much success the Armchair (1967), both sold in tens of millions and shipped all over the world.
Hille and Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation have revived these designs in collaboration with John Lewis, hoping to bring them back ‘to the market with all the freshness and authority they had when they were first launched ‘. Available in the choice of 3 original colours, flame orange, dark grey and light grey, with affordability too, keeping within Robin’s focus for accessibility to all.
Having just moved house and an unhealthy chair obsession, getting one of these was a must! The Armchair in dark grey is the perfect addition to my new studio, it looks stylish and is incredibly comfortable too. The chair arrives requiring partial assembly, simply to screw the 4 leg A-frame base to the seat. What’s even better is that this chair didn’t break the bank at £59, which is a bargain for a design classic.
My studio is slowly coming together, but not quite ready yet, this chair is a great step in the right direction.
Robin Day chair info below