BLACK METAL ARMCHAIR AND CURVED PLYWOOD, ROBIN DAY (1950)
Armchair designed by Robin Day in the 1950s, approaching the famous 675 model produced a few years later. The English designer succeeds in bringing together backrests and armrests in one piece to create a seat that is modern, comfortable and minimalist.
Length : 20.47 in / 52 cm
Height : 32.68 in / 83 cm
Width : 25.98 in / 66 cm
Weigth : 0 lb / kg
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Categories: Vintage furniture, Armchair
Year of publication: 1950
Materials: Black lacquered tubular metal base, backrest and armrests in molded plywood, foam seat and unbleached fabric.
State: Good original condition, consistent with age and use.
Designer: Robin Day (1915-2010) is one of the major representatives of modern design in Britain. Educated at the Royal College of Art and graduated in 1938, he became a professor at the Beckenham School. His meeting with Peter Moro in 1946 led him to museography and the design of commercial stands. Passionate about graphic design, Robin Day made a series of posters for RAF recruitment in 1948. That same year, he won first prize in a design competition organized by the Museum of Modern Art with Clive Latimer. This success caught the attention of S. Hille & Co, a London-based furniture producer trying to expand on modern design. His career was now launched and Robin Day designed the set for the Royal Festival Hall in 1951, which led him to the Milan Triennale. Therefore, its main objective is to bring together functionalism and technology. The Hillestak chair (1951), his first large-scale production, exemplifies this approach perfectly.
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