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twentytwentyone marked the centenary of Robin Day‘s birth with a very special edition of one of his most iconic designs: the Reclining chair.

A select group of ten British designers were invited to cover the chair in a fabric of their choosing; the result is a fondly respectful tribute to a designer who continues to inspire and influence, and to a timeless piece of design

Paula Day speaking at the Robin Day Centenary Exhibition

Speaking at the event, Paula Day (daughter of Robin and Lucienne Day and founder of the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation) said: “When I first saw the list of designers involved I realised that this would be such a thoughtful response to my father’s work."

Terence Woodgate in his Robin Day Reclining chair

The contributing designers were Barber & Osgerby, Ilse Crawford, Tom Dixon, Martino Gamper, Kenneth Grange, Matthew Hilton, Margaret Howell, Michael Marriot, Jasper Morrison and Terence Woodgate (pictured above sitting in his Reclining chair).

A warm summer's evening for the launch

July 2015.

 

Products used in exhibition