West Street Chair

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The West Street Chair is a pared-down design based on a simple cube shape. The result of a challenge that designer Robin Day took on to create a chair with the simplest form, the West Street Chair started life as a personal project. Named after the home Robin and Lucienne Day moved to in 1999, 21 West Street, this modern chair was taken on by Case as a simple desk or occasional chair.

"There's this very vulnerable planet of ours with finite resources. Architects and designers have, I think, a fair responsibility for conserving energy and materials, and making things durable." Robin Day

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From as early as the 1980s "my father had been working on the idea of an armchair based on the form of a cube" explains Paula Day, daughter of Robin Day. Robin hand-crafted a prototype of the West Street Chair in his workshop in Chelsea. The Financial Times wrote in 2014 "most of the Days’ married life – more than half a century – was spent at their London riverside home on Cheyne Walk, where they worked at back-to-back drawing boards in their ground-floor studio, and where Robin designed in his basement workshop". Paula explains "for many years my parents used it as their 'telephone' chair in the living room at Cheyne Walk, and later in Chichester [at 21 West Street]. I now have it in my own home."

Robin and Lucienne modelled the interior of 21 West Street, just opposite Chichester cathedral, on a smaller version of their Chelsea home at Cheyne Walk. Robin built a small studio in the courtyard garden, where he finished the design of the West Street chair.

The solid wood frame has two upholstered leather pads that act as the seat and the back with the back pad angled slightly for extra comfort.

  • Suitable for Contracts use
  • Made in Lithuania

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Assembly for the West Street chair

  • No assembly required

Care notes for the West Street chair

  • Use a dampened, soft, non-abrasive, lint-free colourless cloth to wipe the entire surface of your wood, moving in the direction of the grain.
  • Dry the wood using a second non-abrasive cloth. Remember to wipe in the direction of the wood grain.
  • You do not need to polish the wood as part of your regular maintenance, as we finish our products with a matte, non-yellowing clear polyurethane lacquer for its natural appearance and durability.
  • Never use wax-based polish or ammonia-based cleaning products on your wood.

Dimensions

H720mm (28.3″) x W524mm (20.6″) x D500mm (18.1″)

Packaged dimensions for the West Street chair

Please ensure you have checked the dimensions of the packaged product and it will fit through any doorways to the desired room.

  • Width: 550mm
  • Height: 750mm
  • Width: 550mm
  • Weight: 8kg

UK Delivery & Assembly

Please read these service guidelines in conjunction with our Terms & Conditions.

Products which are held in stock may be delivered within 2 weeks of order. These are indicated when you select your requirements. Sofas & Armchairs are made to order and take 6-8 weeks to arrive with you, although some items are in stock and can arrive faster. Please speak to one of our team who can advise you on stock levels.

The cost of your delivery is automatically calculated at the checkout. It is based on the total order value of products being purchased.

Order value Standard Delivery* Dedicated Delivery**
£0—£99.99 FREE n/a
£100—£199.99 FREE n/a
£200—£299.99 FREE £50
£300—£599.99 FREE £75
£600—£999.99 FREE £85
£1000 + FREE FREE

  • * Standard Delivery refers to 1-Man Kerbside Delivery, No Assembly. Maximum 10 items.
  • ** Dedicated Delivery refers to 2-Man White Glove Delivery & Assembly

FREE Shipping applies to UK Mainland only. Standard charges apply outside UK Mainland (Highlands, Islands & Northern Ireland)

Click & Collect is available for some items from our London showroom or Croydon warehouse. You will be offered this option in the checkout if your order is available for collection.

 

 

 

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Returns policy

We hope you are delighted with your purchase from Case Furniture. However, if you would like to return any items or your purchase is unsuitable (certain restrictions apply), we are happy to provide a refund or exchange assuming that the goods are still in their original packaging and in a fully resaleable condition.

Your right to cancel an order for goods starts the moment you place your order and ends 14 days from the day you receive your goods. If your order consists of multiple goods, the 14 days runs form when you get the last of the batch. This 14 day period is the time you have to decide whether to cancel, you then have a further 14 days to actually send the goods back.

In order to arrange a refund, return or exchange, you will need to contact us by emailing info@casefurniture.com or call +44 (0)20 8870 4488. You will receive a reply with a returns authorisation and instructions on how to proceed with the product return.

All goods returned must be in a perfect and saleable condition with original product packaging and instructions where appropriate. If the goods do not reach us in a perfect and saleable condition, and in their original packaging, then your right to a full refund may be affected. If returning by post, the parcel and its contents are your responsibility until they are received by us. The cost of returning the goods is at your expense. This does not affect your statutory rights.

We recommend using a registered postal service and retaining the proof of postage as we may require signed proof of delivery. We are not responsible for returned goods being lost or damaged in transit.

Restrictions

We are unable to offer a refund or exchange on gift coupons.

Damaged/Faulty Goods

In the unlikely event that your order arrives damaged, please email info@casefurniture.com or call +44 (0)20 8870 4488 immediately. We advise you to check your purchase as soon as it is delivered.

We will then arrange for a collection of the goods and organise a replacement to be sent out to you at the earliest opportunity.

Wood appearance

We supply high-quality furniture grade wood. This may vary for grain, colour, knots and other markings. We do our best to select and match as appropriate but we cannot accept returns on the basis of natural variations. Any special requirements for colour, matching, etc. must be provided in writing.

Wood warpage, shrinkage, and dimensional changes

Wood is an active material, in that it is known to have dimensional changes depending upon moisture, temperature, humidity etc.

We purchase and supply furniture grade 1 wood which has been dried to correct moisture content but sometimes warpage, shrinkage etc, can still occur, especially when the furniture is shipped to drier climates from where it was made. We will accept returns if the timber was not appropriately dried but we cannot accept returns that stem from climactic differences. Should movement occur in the wood addressing issues of temperature and moisture usually resolves the issue.

Robin Day

Born in 1915 in Buckinghamshire, Day won a scholarship to his local art school in the early 1930’s and worked for a brief period in a local furniture factory before going to the Royal College of Art. Although best known as a furniture designer, Day has worked in many fields including graphics, exhibition, interior design, radio and television receivers, carpet and vinyl design, passenger aircraft interior design – notably for the Super VC10.

In partnership with Clive Latimer, he won the first prize in the New York Museum of Modern Art International Competition for the design of low cost furniture. In 1950 Day began work for Hille, helping to take the company to new heights as its design consultant. In 1951 Day designed the Festival of Britain Homes and Garden display and the Royal Festival Hall auditorium seating, which is still in place, a testament to the quality of the design.

Over the last 50 years Day designed furniture for many important buildings in the UK and abroad, notably for concert halls and theatres, airports, stations and sports stadiums. He pioneered development of injection moulding plastic one-piece chairs of which tens of millions have been sold worldwide. In 1983 he was awarded his OBE and was appointed a senior fellow at the Royal College of Art an Honorary fellow of the RIBA.

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