Robin Day Collection


Robin Day designs are some of the most acclaimed and significant British furniture pieces of the 20th century. His influential furniture designs introduced materials such as plywood, steel and plastic into the modern design world.


The Forum designed by Robin Day is an icon of mid-century design. Originally designed in 1964, the sofa and 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; Day purposefully exposed these elements to showcase the beauty of its form. ​


Case has worked in close partnership with the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation to bring this iconic design back into production, nearly 60 years after it was first launched. Design drawings and an example of the original production were carefully studied and a new production developed which maintains the integrity of Robin Day’s design. Attention to detail has included recreating 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 to replace the tropical hardwood veneers used in the 1960s, and a metal-reinforced frame for strength and longevity.

Paula Day; Founder, Trustee & Chair, The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation comments:


“I grew up with my father Robin Day’s Forum. He furnished our living room at Cheyne Walk with two Forum sofas when they first launched in the 1960s, and chose to continue using them for nearly half a century. With this bold design, he challenged the convention of hiding a sofa’s timber frame under the upholstery, instead placing it on the outside to create the Forum’s handsome and unmistakable signature feature. So it’s a real pleasure to see the original Forum returning in Case’s authentic reissue. Case has worked with dedication to achieve a high-quality new production which is true to the original dimensions and respectful of the original aesthetic.”


Exclusive to Case, the Forum is available as a sofa and armchair in both walnut and oak, with a black leather and mocha brown leather option, plus a fabric option of either cream, moss or petrol bouclé for a textured seat.

Forum Armchair

Forum 3-Seater Sofa

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