Ernest Race (1913-1964) was an English textile and furniture designer. He is best known for his BA3 aluminum chair (1945), and the Antelope Chair. The Antelope was designed for the Festival of Britain in 1951, where it was used at cafes and restaurants along the South Bank. The design features an enameled bent steel rod frame and a molded plywood seat. The legs are finished with ball feet, alluding to molecular chemistry and nuclear physics, reflecting post-war public interest in these areas of science. The Antelope Chair also won a silver medal at the 10th Milan Trienale in 1954.
History Lesson: Race Antelope Chair
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