Monday, 23 September 2019 13:15

Modern makeover for a British classic

    15 leading designers from the world of textile design were invited to pay tribute to one of Britain’s greatest designers by customising Robin Day’s iconic 675 chair.

    Initiated by Case Furniture, in partnership with Heal’s and the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation, the project – entitled ‘A Day to Remember’ – has helped to improve the future of young British designers by supporting the educational work of the foundation through an exhibition display and live online auction.

    The bespoke designs, alongside the launch of two new fabric ranges by Case, formed part of a three-week window display and in-store presentation at Heal’s flagship store on Tottenham Court Road, London, in August.

    Confirmed participants included: Eleanor Pritchard, Donna Wilson, Charlene Mullen, Cristian Zuzunaga, Wallace & Sewell, Eley Kishimoto, Hannah Waldron, Beatrice Larkin, Catherine MacGruer, Darkroom, Bill Amberg Studio, Stitch by Stitch, Margo Selby, David Irwin and Christopher Farr.

    About Robin Day

    Robin Day was one of the most acclaimed British furniture designers of the 20th century, whose outstanding body of work made a major contribution to global design. With his wife, Textile Designer Lucienne Day, he pioneered a new modern idiom which transformed British design after World War II.

    Robin Day helped shape the Post-War furniture industry by introducing new materials such as plywood and polypropylene to bring contemporary design to the wider public at affordable prices. He was convinced that good design could improve the quality of people’s lives.

    In 2014, Case launched an authentic new production of Robin Day’s 675 chair, originally designed in 1952. The continuing success of the chair lies in its elegant minimalist design which perfectly marries functionality, engineering as well as style.

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