'Antelope' chair with a white enamelled bent steel frame and red painted plywood seat, designed by Ernest Race in c.1950 for the Festival of Britain in 1951, England. Acquired from the son of the original owner.
Ernest Race (designer)
Ernest Race Limited (manufacturer)
Twentieth century (1900-1999)
The chair has a bent steel rod frame painted with white enamel with four legs terminating on ball feet. The rods are bent to suggest arms on either side with four ribs forming the back rest. It has a seat of bent plywood painted red (traces of yellow paint are visible where the red has chipped off). Four circular holes (1.5cm diameter) are cut in a line at the lowest point of the moulded plywood seat to allow rainwater to drain away. The seat is attached to the frame with four metal bolts.
Ernest Race Limited
Festival of Britain