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Ernest Race for Race furniture, the BA3 chair, 1945

Ernest Race for Race furniture, the BA3 chair, 1945

Ernest Race for Race furniture, the BA3 chair, 1945


Ernest Race for Race furniture, the BA3 chair, 1945


Ernest Race for Race furniture, the BA3 chair, 1945

The BA3 is one of the earliest chairs designed by the prominent post-war designer Ernest Race, who is most known for designing the Antelope and Springbok chairs for the 1951 Festival of Britain.  
Wood was scarce in 1945 and the British Government encouraged manufacturers to use new materials that were more available – like aluminium – which was plentiful due to the decommissioning of weapons and aircraft. It was an immediate success, becoming the showpiece of the ‘Britain Can Make It’ exhibition of 1946. One of the first massproduced, cast aluminium chairs in the world, over 250,000 were made. It won a Gold Medal at the Milan Triennale of 1954 and is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the V&A Museum, London. 

Measurements: HxWxD 76x44x41 cm, seat height 47 cm
In excellent condition.
Price: 350 euro

Locatie: Amsterdam