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Vintage Ernest Race Heron Armchair and Footstool in White Bouclé, Britain, 1950s



A completely reupholstered Heron chair by Ernest Race from the 1950s, along with original footstool. An impressive and ergonomic design, the Heron armchair utilised Race’s innovative internal construction of welded steel rod. Rather than using traditional wood frames as was the norm at the time, the steel rod, latex foam and elasticated webbing allowed for a complex form and visually lightweight outline. The design offered a high level of comfort and generous proportions. This example has been completely re-upholstered in white bouclé wool, with new foam and new Pirelli webbing. Paired with the original footstool which now a rare find.


  • Creator
    Ernest Race (Designer),Race Furniture (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 37.01 in. (94 cm)Width: 32.29 in. (82 cm)Depth: 32.68 in. (83 cm)Seat Height: 14.97 in. (38 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Excellent condition. Fully re-upholstered with new foam, luxury bouclé wool, new webbing and retaining original fittings and hardware.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU6321229190952

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