Nice play on words and a nice design. The Robin Day Childsply chair has been reissued to brighten up kids rooms around the world.
I know what you are thinking. This is a midcentury design seeing the light of day once more. But it’s actually a far more recent design than that.
The chair dates back to 1999 and was originally part of a charitable exhibition to raise money for the Children’s Hope Foundation. Leading designers were asked to create furniture using a single sheet of plywood and as a result, Robin Day created this rather lovely piece of design.
Fast forward to now and the hip chair is back in production for design-loving parents.
Manufactured in the UK using CNC-cut birch-faced FSC plywood and hand-finished in water-based clear lacquer, the chair features a red-lacquered seat and a blue ‘eye’ detail that ‘honours’ the original colourway created by Robin Day.
The chair is endorsed by The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation and is a reissue in conjunction with retailer TwentyTwentyOne. Probably one for collectors as well as kids’ rooms too, being a Day design. If you want to add it to your collection, you can get one online for £149.