Robin Day, RIP

Thursday, 18 November 2010

We're saddened with the news that furniture designer Robin Day has sadly passed away.  Best known for his mass-produced polypropylene stacking chair, Day, and his wife Lucienne, were pioneers of British design after World War II.

As a small and humble tribute, we've put together a selection of our favourite designs by Day which represent his flair for creating iconic pieces using steel, wood, upholstery  ..... and a wonderful imagination.

Chervon Chairs, c. 1957. 

Reclining Chair for Hille & Co.

Hillestak stacking chair, designed in 1950, for Hille & Co.

Avian AV1 Armchair.

Designed in 1950 and made by Hille & Co., the Hillestack Chair was used at the Festival of Britain in 1951.

Festival Hall Lounge Chair, designed in 1951 and made by Hille & Co.

Hille 675 Chair.

Images: Antiques Plus, Architonic, Apartment Therapy, Habitat


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