Ernest Race

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Ernest Race
Born1913 (1913)
Died1964(1964-00-00) (aged 50–51)
London, England
Known forTextile and furniture design
Notable work
  • BA3 aluminum chair
  • Antelope chair
StyleMid-century modern

Ernest Race was an English textile and furniture designer, born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1913, and died in 1964 in London.[1] His best-known designs are the BA3 aluminium chair of 1945 and the Antelope, designed for the Festival of Britain in 1951.[1][2] The BA3 won a Gold Medal at the 10th Milan Trienale in 1954, where the Antelope also won a silver medal.[2] He was made a Royal Designer for Industry in 1953.[3]


  1. ^ a b Design Museum, British Council. "Ernest Race". Archived from the original on 20 January 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Ernest Race". Race Furniture. Archived from the original on 10 September 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Past Royal Designers - RSA". Retrieved 13 March 2019.

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