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Aluminum "BA3" Chair by Ernest Race


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.


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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 30.5 in. x W 17 in. x D 20 in.

    H 77.47 cm x W 43.18 cm x D 50.8 cm

  • Seat height
    18.2 in. (46.23 cm)
  • Seller location
    Los Angeles, CA
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