As part of Case Furniture’s Charity Fundraising Project, we were asked to customise the iconic 675 Chair, originally designed by Robin Day in 1952, to raise funds for the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.
Known as one of the most significant British furniture designers of his time, the success of Robin’s 675 Chair lies in its elegant minimalist design, which perfectly marries functionality, engineering and style.
In response to the project title ‘A Day To Remember’, our customisation of his chair pays homage to the traditional techniques of leatherworking that remain central to our work today.
Approaching the design from a saddlery perspective, we selected a full aniline tan leather, which was pinched and hand-stitched using a waxed and braided thread. This detail was applied around the perimeter of the curved back and the seat pad.
Our take on the 675 Chair will be on show as part of a group display at Heal’s flagship store on London’s Tottenham Court Road from 30 July to 21 August. The piece will be listed and available to bid on at online auction throughout this period.
“A good design must fulfil its purpose well, be soundly constructed, and should express in its design this purpose and construction”