Reclining chair by Robin Day, Centenary Edition by Tom Dixon.
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.
Tom Dixon has paid tribute to Day by covering the chair in Skandiloc sheepskin.
As Dixon notes, "It seems as though everyone knows Robin Day's cosmpolitan life in design. But perhaps fewer heard him speak of his passion for nature, rock climbing and skiing. I always remember him saying that he wouldn't eat meat - unless he had shot it himself!
So this choice of an animal pelt is a small nod to a more primordial Robin, a quality so rare in the modern designer."
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.
“A good design should fulfil its purpose well, be soundly constructed and should express in its design this purpose and construction.” Robin Day
Based in west Sweden, Skandiloc have produced high-quality sheepskins for design-led manufacture since the 1930s.
Softwood frame with foam and elasticated webbing. Adjustable head-cushion. Powder-coated steel frame. Solid oak armrest with satin lacquer finish.
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Made in the United Kingdom.
89w x 94d x 43/93cmh
Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks
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