A design that has truly stood the test of time, the Case 675 chair is one of the most recognised of the Twentieth Century and in 2015 was awarded the prestigious Design Guild Mark Award. Originally created in 1952, the chair’s most prominent feature is its curved veneered plywood back.
Pioneering at the time, Robin Day overcame the difficulty of forming a single moulded plywood chair with armrests, by creating a bent shape using a singular curve rather than the obvious double curve.
In 2014, Case worked alongside the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation, to source an original version of the 1950s chair. Case then worked alongside the Foundation to develop an authentic new model which faithfully replicates its dimensions and proportions.
“Case have been willing to go the extra mile to develop a product which is very close to my father’s actual 1952 design. The result is startlingly fresh and authoritative; one glance is enough to convince that this is the real Robin Day 675 design, vigorous, poised and finely proportioned. Like all his chairs, it is also very comfortable.” - Paula Day, daughter of Robin & Lucienne Day
Robin Day OBE (1915 - 2010) was one of the most acclaimed and significant British furniture designers of the 20th Century. His influential furniture designs introduced materials such as plywood, steel and plastic into the modern design world. His iconic designs have a place in design history, one of our favourites is the Case 675 Chair. (Photograph above courtesy of : The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation)