Bums On Seats – Article in The Guardian

30 Jun 2005

Robin Day has quite possibly cradled more British buttocks than anyone else alive. Among the many classics he has produced in his 70-year career as a furniture designer is the Polypropylene chair, a stacking seat simple in its styling, cheap to produce and a bestseller since 1963. Last time he checked, Day was told that 40m had been sold. “I’m as pleased with that as with anything I’ve done – it fulfilled a lot of requirements for schools and things,” he says, with devastating modesty. “When I have travelled to remote parts of Africa it’s interesting to find these indestructible chairs that have cost very little.”

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