Robin Day 700 chair
This is a Robin Day 700 chair (1951) which is the successor to the famous 658 Festival Hall Foyer chair. Robin Day was Britains greatest mid-century furniture designer who came to prominence after designing the seating for the Festival Hall which staged the Festival of Britain in 1951. The building , the furniture and the exhibits caught the imagination of the public after the war for its fresh, modern and uplifting approach to architecture, art and design.
Form & Function specialise in the important and collectable furniture of this period.
This example is re-upholstered in the Mourne textile designed by Gerd Hay-Edie who was Days favourite textile designer of the period.