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Reclining chair Centenary JM, 2015

Designed by Robin Day
Manufactured by twentytwentyone
Product code: TWE-RD-REC-CENT-JM


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Reclining chair by Robin Day, Centenary Edition by Jasper Morrison.

To celebrate the centenary of Robin Day's birth, twentytwentyone has collaborated with a select group of designers to compose an editorial of one of his most enduring furniture designs.

Of his choice of fabric, Jasper Morrison says: "Steel Cut Trio No. 915 will be perfect for the Reclining chair. It's a nice green with a slight hint of brown and interesting depth and technical look, far away from the woolly textiles of the chairs’ time. I think it could look really fresh with this."

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 of the armchair 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.

“A good design should fulfil its purpose well, be soundly constructed and should express in its design this purpose and construction.” Robin Day

Steelcut Trio was designed by Frans Dijkmeijer and coloured by Giulio Ridolfo for Kvadrat. The innovative weave gives the fabric a three-dimensional surface. Three different coloured yarns are used, often with the brighter tone on the warp and the lighter on the weft; this has the effect of accentuating the depth, particularly when viewed close up.

Softwood frame with foam and elasticated webbing. Adjustable head-cushion. Powder-coated steel frame. Solid oak armrest with satin lacquer finish. Steelcut Trio fabric content: 90% new wool worsted, 10% nylon.

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The Reclining chair is part of the Robin Day Collection®  made by twentytwentyone under licence from the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.

Made in the United Kingdom.

89w x 94d x 43/93cmh

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Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks

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