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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, Phlox ElmoSoft leather

Fabric group 4: Skandilock sheepskins

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.

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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Reclining chair


Skandilock Sheepskin Specifications

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Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks. Skandilock sheepskin to order, 10-12 weeks.

Furniture orders over £1500 free for Mainland UK.

Non-Mainland UK and International options available in basket

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