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Robin Day Reclining chair

Designed by Robin Day
Manufactured by twentytwentyone
Product code: 991177


This is a one off vintage item that is also on display in store. Therefore it can only be purchased once availability has been confirmed. If you wish to purchase please call 020 7288 1996 or enquire.

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Reclining chair by Robin Day, 1952

The Reclining chair was originally designed in 1952 and was considered by Robin Day to be one of his most successful and iconic designs. The high comfort levels and clearly articulated structure fulfilled Day's exacting design sensibilities. The modernist vocabulary of the Reclining chair encapsulates principles that were inherent in much of his wide body of work.

The seat employed latex webbing, rather than traditional springs, which allowed for a slimmer profile without forsaking ergonomic comfort. The fine frame sits outside the seat and clearly defines the structural make-up for the chair. Another signature feature is the wide, sculptural armrests, in solid wood, which provide support for the user, whilst also acting as small tables.

The example offered is a Hille production with solid mahogany armrests. At the time of manufacture tropical hardwoods were readily used in contemporary design, whilst it is now difficult to use unsustainable supplies.

The steel rod frame is in its original finish and condition.

The upholstery has been fully restored using Mourne handwoven wool.

Reclining chairs produced by Hille are increasingly scarce.

89w x 94d x 43/93cmh

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