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Race Furniture Race BA3 Chair

Race Furniture Race BA3 Chair

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    • British Design Classic
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  • The BA3 dining chair was Ernest Race's first design for the new company. Due to the scarcity of wood at this time and the British Government encouraged manufacturers to use new materials that were more readily available - like aluminium - which was plentiful due to the decommissioning of weapons and aircraft.

    The BA3 chair was an immediate success, becoming the showpiece of the 'Britain Can Make It' exhibition of 1946. One of the first mass-produced, 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.

    Wellworking are pleased to offer this original British design classic chair as part of our commitment to offering original classic and significant furniture.

  • Depth: 500 mm
    Width: 440 mm
    Seat Height: 460 mm
    Total Height: 760 mm
  • Ernest Race was a textile and furniture designer, manufacturer, retailer and one of the most inventive and challenging exponents of mid-century British design. Race’s single most important contribution to modern furniture design was his articulation of the transition from the theoretical rigour of pre-war Modernism to the accessibility and optimism of post-war Contemporary.

  • 5 years

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    Which castors should I choose?

    Carpet castors are designed for soft flooring where there is more friction.

    Hard floor castors have a slight braking system so there is more resistance on solid flooring to avoid chairs gliding too far or too fast.

    Please select the castors for the floor surface you will mostly be using the chair on. 

    Hard floor castors can be used on carpets but the chair may not move very easily and carpet castors can be used on hard floors but the chair will be more difficult to keep still.

    Over time, some marking of the floor will happen no matter which castors you select but protective matting can be bought from many high street retailers.

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