Ernest Race continued to investigate new manufacturing processes with the Flamingo and Heron chairs. The Heron differs from the Flamingo in the position of the legs and the addition of a loose head cushion and loose seat cushion. Both chairs fuse exceptional comfort with a dynamic sculptural form and are contemporary with similar designs by Eames and Saarinen. The design incorporates technically challenging upholstery techniques, still in use today. The iconic look is finished with the addition of the Ottoman footstool.
Ernest Race continued to investigate new manufacturing processes with the Flamingo and Heron chairs.
Heron armchair with turned steel legs in black or white, Ottoman with turned steel legs in black or white
Design by Ernest Race
As a key figure in twentieth-century British furniture design, Ernest Races’ skill was to use ingenious manufacturing processes to create contemporary furniture from improvised or recycled materials.