Ernest Race

07 Designers Ernest Race

Ernest Race, an English textile and furniture designer, was one of the most inventive and challenging exponents of mid-century British design. His best-known designs are the BA3 Aluminium Chair and the Antelope Chair, commissioned for the 1951 Festival of Britain. Race was asked by Isokon to redesign the Penguin Donkey in 1963 and he created the Isokon Penguin Donkey 2, which retained the panniers of Riss’ design but instead of curves had a linear form with a flat top for use as a side table.

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