Robin Day was still making cool and stylish design in the later years of his lift (check out the Avian AV1 chair for evidence of that), but his midcentury work is still the headline grabber. As this 1950s Robin Day Reclining Chair demonstrates perfectly.
Back in circulation once more, this masterpiece from 1952 is a great example of British midcentury design – form and function in perfect harmony. Day himself rated it as just about his finest work, which is saying something.
In terms of construction, the Reclining Chair has a softwood frame with foam and elasticated webbing, with fixed upholstery in a choice of fabrics or leather. Finishing things off is an adjustable head-cushion, while the frame is powder-coated steel frame and the armrest is solid oak with a satin lacquer finish.
It's a design you invest in and enjoy for many, many years. Prices start at £1,512.