Robin Day was an iconic British industrial designer, best known for his injection-moulded polypropylene stacking chairs – more than 20 million of which have been manufactured – and his later collaboration with Habitat. He rose to prominence in 1951 when he came up with the seating for the Festival of Britain. These Recliner chairs were designed by Robin Day in 1952 and were considered by Day to be one of his most successful and iconic designs. “A good design should fulfil its purpose well, be soundly constructed and should express in its design this purpose and construction,” he said. If his purpose was comfort with a place to rest your head and your drinks, then he definitely succeeded. The seat is softwood frame with foam and elasticated webbing, with adjustable head-cushion. It sits in a powder-coated steel rod frame with solid oak armrests. Upholstered in the last few years in a woven off white De Ploeg wool, which is a good condition with light signs of use, recently cleaned and scotch guarded.