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Flamingo armchair, Ernest Race for Ernest Race Limited. 1959.

Lightweight metal frame with foam rubber. turned beechwood legs with plastic ferrules. Finished in a Bute fabrics woven tweed (2802).

Race worked toward a new approach to furniture design. Challenging methods to post-war manufacture in British furniture, with personality and intelligence, continued to improvise and confront the requirement for furniture design using those materials available. Following the 1955 Heron chair, Race refined this sculptural armchair, reworking its form with turned beech legs, to create the Flamingo chair, giving a more simplistic appearance. The replacement of springs with foam padding reduced the volume of this chair whilst retaining a refined form and providing a comfortable armchair suitable for the new smaller post war home.

The Flamingo armchair won the Design Council 'Design of the Year' in 1959.

h. 89 cm
w. 85 cm
d. 64 cm

£3,500

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