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Rare Ernest Race armchair | Béton Brut
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Rare Ernest Race armchair


Race Furniture, UK 1950s


£2400

Ernest Race (1913-1964) was an inventive exponent of mid-century British design. Studying interior design at London’s Bartlett School of Architecture and spending the War as a fireman, Race took up the Government’s wartime ‘Utility Scheme’ – the rationing of materials like wood that were in short supply – as an opportunity for innovation, using aluminium and salvaged materials.  His famous Heron chair was an example of this, using challenging upholstery techniques over an aluminium frame. The design was a complete success, melding ultimate comfort with sculptural form.

This chair is a really rare model from the same series. It has the same feet and upholstery techniques as the Heron, but a sleeker, more elegant shape. It could be a prototype, or just less widely produced – a rare find indeed. It is also extremely comfortable. Recently re-upholstered in Pierre Frey Idaho woven fabric. Minor wear to legs.

Dimensions TBC. Approx W80 D90 H80. Seat H40cm. 

C176

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Rare Ernest Race armchair
Ernest Race armchair in Pierre Frey fabric

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