Not many chairs can boast the accolades of being both one of The Royal Mail’s Design Classics of the 20th Century and The Guardian’s Ten Best Product Designs; but Robin Day’s polypropylene Polo chair can.
The original Polo was designed in 1972 as a general purpose chair whose polypropylene seat and steel base could work both indoors and outdoors and could be easily stacked. The low flexible back offers incredible support for long periods of use, a design aspect that Robin has described as a “virtual upholstery feel”. The chair has maintained its fresh look and is an aesthetically satisfying, phenomenally hard wearing and ergonomically sound furniture classic.
Robin designed the Polo chair as the world’s first indoor/ outdoor chair and he saw it as the most fun piece in his collection of designs. This fun element has been reinforced by the fact that the Polo range has always been produced in bright and cheerful colours.
The Polo chair is perfect for outdoor use as the distinctive holes in the Polo’s seat and back allows wind and rain to pass through the chair without causing any damage. The versatile chair is also ideal for indoor use in any situation or space with the additional option of a fully upholstered seat.