The West Street Chair began as a personal project by Robin Day, challenging himself to create a chair with the simplest form. The result bears the hallmarks of the designer's understated and minimal approach to design as a refined and well-crafted piece of furniture.
Expertly constructed from solid wood, the chair's shape mimics that of a cube, whilst the luxury leather upholstery on the backrest is angled for optimum support and comfort. Perfectly at home around a dining table, or in a hallway, perhaps beside a telephone as per Robin Day’s original vision, the West Street Chair is an iconic example of timeless British design.
Born in 1915 in Hertfordshire, British furniture designer Robin Day won a scholarship to his local art school in the early 1930's and worked for a brief period in a local furniture factory before going to the Royal College of Art. Over the last 50 years Robin Day has designed furniture for many important buildings in the UK and abroad, including concert halls and theatres, airports, stations and stadiums. His design influence has had impact on every day life, with his pioneered development of injection moulded plastic one-piece chairs. Tens of millions of Robin Day chairs have been sold bringing design innovation to a truly global audience.