Donna Wilson for Case Furniture – 675 Chair
How would you like to get your hands on a very special edition of Robin Day’s iconic 675 chair customised by Donna Wilson?
Well, now’s your chance, as Donna Wilson was one of fifteen leading textile designers invited to pay tribute to the great British designer Robin Day’s 675 chair. A design that has truly stood the test of time, the 675 chair is one of the most recognised of the 20th Century. Originally created in 1952, its most prominent feature is its curved walnut-veneered plywood back.
The project, initiated by Case Furniture in partnership with Heal’s and the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation, entitled ‘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.
Donna’s customised chair is upholstered in her new ‘Folk’ print, a menagerie of the creatures and characters that have become recognisable features in her work over the last sixteen years. You’ll see the Folk print pop up on several pieces from Donna Wilson’s upcoming AW19 collection, including tote bags, throws, cushions and robes.
If you’re in London this month, you can see all fifteen of the customised chairs, plus two new fabric designs from Case Furniture, on display at Heal’s flagship store until 21st August. And if you’d like to own one of the chairs, you can join the online auction here.
As well as Donna’s design, you’ll also be able to bid on chairs customised by artists including Eleanor Pritchard, 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. All of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation, which is dedicated to carrying the Day’s design legacies forward into the future, to enrich the lives of generations to come and inspire the great designers of the future.
Visit Case Furniture for more information on the designers involved and their creations, find out more about the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation here and bid on the online auction here. #ADaytoRemember