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Reclining chair, 1952

Designed by Robin Day
Manufactured by twentytwentyone
Product code: TWE-


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Reclining chair by Robin Day.

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

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.

Softwood frame with foam and elasticated webbing. Adjustable head-cushion. Fixed upholstery in the following range of fabrics and leathers selected by twentytwentyone:

Fabric group 1: Bute Tweed, Clara, Field, Floyd, Pause, Pros 3, Steelcut Trio, Remix, Mourne Mist, Alchemy

Fabric group 2: Bute Tiree, Balder, Divina 3, Foss, Galaxy, Hallingdal, Rime, Sunniva 2, Tonus, Mourne Check, Mourne Blazer, Totley, Wrekin

Fabric/leather group 3: Coda, Divina MD, Vidar 3, Waterborn, London Cloth Whitenoise, Skandilock sheepskin, ElmoSoft leather, Longhaired sheepskin from Organic sheep

Please note: Fabrics from the above Bute collections may need to be made to order once the current shelf stock is depleted, resulting in limited availability. Please enquire for details.

Please use the links above to view swatches and please enquire for samples. The full range of fabrics may be viewed at our shop and showroom.

Please enquire if a fabric option you are interested in is not listed above.

Anthracite powder-coated steel frame. Solid oak armrests with satin lacquer finish.

Exclusive to twentytwentyone. Made in the United Kingdom.

89w x 94d x 43/93cmh



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Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks

Furniture orders over £1500 free for Mainland UK.

Non-Mainland UK and International options available in basket

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