Designed by Robin Day.
The Forum designed by Robin Day is an icon of mid-century design. Originally designed in 1964, this relaunched 3-seat sofa and matching armchair feature a hardwood frame beautifully crafted with a finger joint detail, supported by chrome plated legs mounted to the outside of the frame. The visible construction is integral to the design, and showcases the beauty of its form.
Case has worked in close partnership with the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation to recreate the exact seat angle and the full width timber plank casing, while incorporating modern materials such as Dacron-wrapped foam cushions to ensure ultimate comfort and cushion structure.
Solid walnut or oak replace the tropical hardwood veneers used in the 1960s, and a metal-reinforced frame has been engineered for strength and longevity.
The Forum family is available with a black leather and mocha brown leather option, plus a fabric option of either chalk, moss or slate bouclé for a textured seat.
Hardwood frame in Oak or Walnut
Chrome-plated Steel Legs
Forum Armchair - W935 × D820 × H665mm
Seat Height 415mm
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675 Chair, 1953
Whereas 1930s furniture had been heavy and ponderous, Day’s post-war designs were light on their feet and economical in their use of materials. A minimalist frame was adopted for the 675 Chair, a dining chair with a slender floating moulded plywood seat back.
In September 2014 Case Furniture launched an authentic new production of Robin Days’ classic 675 Chair (1952). An example of the original production was sourced as the template for development work carried out in consultation with the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation. It was awarded a Design Guild Mark by the Furniture Makers' Company in March 2015.
Robin and Lucienne Day
Together, Robin and Lucienne Day transformed British design after World War II with striking furniture and textiles that signaled a new era of modernist sensibilities for everyday living. Robin’s revolutionary furniture designs introduced materials such as plastic, steel and plywood to homes, offices and schools. His stacking polypropylene chair endures as an icon and now graces a Royal Mail postage stamp. Lucienne’s abstract textile designs brought accessible elegance into the homes of postwar British consumers.
The Days’ fresh design approaches, including their contributions to the Royal Festival Hall in 1951, helped fuel the artistic and commercial awakening that led Britain out of the devastation of World War II.