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Ernest Race Heron chair & footstool

$4,375.30Asking Price

About

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. The 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. The design is still manufactured by Race Furniture today. This is an early edition with black frame, reupholstered in De Ploeg woven fabric.

Details

  • Creator
    Race Furniture (Manufacturer),Ernest Race (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.89 in. (81 cm)Width: 32.68 in. (83 cm)Depth: 38.98 in. (99 cm)Seat Height: 16.15 in. (41 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1955
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A2121stDibs: LU142022821142

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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