Robin Day

Years Active
1915-2010
Country
England

Robin Day is a furniture designer mostly known for his injection-moulded Polypropylene Chair, originally designed in 1963 for the firm of S. Hille & Co. He launched his career after winning the International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. After joining S. Hille & Co., he became their chief designer for 20 years, although never officially being employed by them. The polyprop chair is the best-selling chair in the world. He also is known for designing public seating, including the benches still widely used in London Underground stations.

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Polyside Chair

1960s

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