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Ex-Display DA1 Armchair by Ernest Race - FREE UK DELIVERY

Ex-Display DA1 Armchair by Ernest Race - FREE UK DELIVERY
Was: £2,995.00
Price: £1,550.00
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One ex-display chair available upholstered in Chamira Monroe Sinatra (MON07) - grey. 
While this chair has no major damage or fault it has been displayed on our showroom floor and shows the expected signs of this type of use. Please feel free to call us if you would like to discuss the condition prior to ordering.



Designed by Ernest Race, 1946

Manufactured by Race Furniture
Originally conceived with Heals of London as a series of easy chairs and settees for the modern home. With its light anatomical construction and petite frame (perfect for the UK market, the DA series was a radical departure from the traditional bulky armchairs of the past, while still providing exceptional comfort.
When Race Furniture decided to restart production in the early 2010’s of the DA1 they realised that there was no surviving record of the manufacturing process. So an original (and very tatty) DA1 was found and chopped in half! Then the painstaking process of investigation took place to make the process and the chair as original as possible. 
Much of the frame, upholstery and stitching was done by hand and as luck should have it one of the last surviving upholsters was tracked down and asked to recall and then teach the methods that he had not used in nearly 40years. 
Hailing from the austerity of post-war Britain the legs were made of aluminium, reputedly because the prototypes used what was to hand - left over aluminium from the manufacture of Spitfires. The legs are today still made of aluminium, just not left over from aircraft with a near mythical status!
The result is a chair as close to the original not just in terms of dimension and construction but also in terms off it’s feel and sense of place in the history of British design.
Steel rod frame. Cast aluminium legs
W: 73 / D: 84 / H: 100cm


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