A stunning and very rare pair of vintage Robin Day reclining armchairs. These were made in England, they were designed in 1952 and were considered by Robin to be among his most successful designs.
The solid wood arms are beautifully designed, they are wing shaped with upturned edges, and are wide enough to comfortably hold a drink or a book. The angled frames sit on ebonised steel frames.
One of these chairs is an original early model from the 1950’s made by Hille, with mahogany armrests. The other is a more modern but still licensed model, with oak armrests. Apart from the difference in wood and age, these are identical, a testament to how modern and timeless the design was in 1952!
These are unbelievably comfortable, designed at an incline to give ultimate relaxation. We have had these re-upholstered in a gorgeous light grey wool fabric. The armrests have been stripped and re-polished, our restorer stained them to match in colour perfectly, so you can barely tell the wood is different. The condition is absolutely perfect throughout.
They were originally designed with loose headrests and we do now have correct headrests for these. At the time of photography they were not ready at our upholsterers and we actually think they look better without. The headrests are included with the chairs.
Width – 91 cm , 36 inches
Depth – 87 cm , 34 inches
Height – 94 cm , 37 inches
Seat height – 41 cm , 16 inches