‘A Day to Remember’ is a charity project initiated by Case Furniture in partnership with Heal’s and the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.
Fifteen leading designers from the world of textile design have been invited to pay tribute to Robin Day (1915 – 2010), one of the most acclaimed British furniture designers of the 20th Century whose outstanding body of work made a major contribution to world design. With his wife, textile designer Lucienne Day, he pioneered a new modern idiom which transformed British design after World War II.
Renowned designers such as Eleanor Pritchard, Donna Wilson, Charlene Mullen, Cristian Zuzunaga, Wallace & Sewell, Eley Kishimoto, Hannah Waldron, Beatrice Larkin, Catherine MacGruer, Darkroom, Bill Amberg, Stitch by Stitch, Margo Selby, David Irwin and Christopher Farr customized Robin Day’s iconic 675 chair.
Robin Day’s 675 chair, originally designed in 1952 has been relaunched by Case Furniture in 2014. The success of this long-lasting chair lies in its elegant minimalist design which perfectly marries functionality, engineering and style.
‘A Day to Remember’, will help improve the future of young British designers by supporting the educational work of the Foundation through an exhibition display and live online auction.
Paula Day, daughter of Robin and Lucienne Day and Chair of the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation said: “The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation represents the work of two of Britain’s greatest 20th century designers. It is dedicated to carrying their design legacies forward into the future, to enrich the lives of generations to come and inspire the great designers of the future”
The bespoke designs, alongside the launch of two new fabric ranges by Case Furniture, will formpart of a three-week window display and in-store presentation at Heal’s flagship store on Tottenham Court Road from 1st to 21st August 2019. Each design will be previewed in newsletters in the lead up to the event before the three-week bidding window opens. All proceeds will be donated to the charity.
The auction will be live from Thursday 1st August to Wednesday 21st August.
Bids starts at 360£. Follow the auction here
‘A Day to Remember’
at Heal’s, 196 Tottenham Court Road, London
from 1st to 21st August 2019