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.
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.
Wellworking are always happy to provide quotes for those customers buying Race products for companies or projects. For a no obligation quote please contact our Commercial Projects Team with your requirements.