Aluminum "BA3" Chair by Ernest Race

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Introduced at the V&A Museum's "Britain Can Make It" exhibition of 1946, Ernest Race's "BA3" chair was the UK's first icon of Mid-Century Modernism, an early sign of the optimism that began to emerge slowly out of the ordeal of the immediate post-war years. It won a Gold Medal at the tenth Milan Triennale (in 1954), and is held in the permanent collections of New York's Museum of Modern Art and the V&A Museum in London. This example is in original condition, with desirable light green vinyl upholstery.

Details

  • Period
    1940-1949
  • Materials and Techniques
    Aluminum
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    30.5 in. H x 17 in. W x 20 in. D
    77 cm H x 43 cm W x 51 cm D
  • Seat Height
    18.2 in. (46 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU80911150036
About the Seller

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Located in Los Angeles, CA

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  • 20th Century Specialists

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