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Race Antelope Chair

Name of Designer:

Ernest Race
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The Antelope, designed for the ‘Festival of Britain’, heralded the ‘New Elizabethan’ spirit with its sculptural and playful form. It won a silver medal at the Tenth Trienalle furniture fair in Milan, making it an internationally recognised icon.


Ernest Race was a mid-twentieth century furniture designer who’s iconic designs continue to be produced to this day by race furniture. He pioneered new mass manufacturing techniques for furniture in the post-war world which had previously been almost exclusively craft-based.

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