A design that has truly stood the test of time, the 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 walnut-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 close collaboration with the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation, Case has revised the dimensions of the chair, making the 2014 version slightly smaller and more compact – as it was originally designed to be.
The chair back, available in oak or walnut veneer, offers an accentuated curve making the dip marginally deeper to form more of a point. The chair legs are in black, and piping detail has also been introduced to the black leather seat pad. “Case has 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.
W650mm x H790mm x D530mm
Black powdercoat base, walnut-veneered plywood, brass and leather.