Mid Century Ernest Race Set of 4 BA3 Dining Chairs White Cherry Red Leather 1950
A fabulous set of four original 1950s Ernest Race BA3 aluminium chairs finished in white with cherry red leather upholstery, the chairs do have a patina showing age marks and scuffs adding to the overall charm and beauty of the set, there is a tiny 1" tear to the side of one of the seats, barely noticable and an easy fix if required.
After the Second WW in 1945 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. The BA3 was a 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. A stunning chair that has lost none of its modernist looks over the years.
Height: 30” Inches (Floor to seat 18" inches)
Wide: 17” Inches
Depth: 16” Inches