Ernest Race Barn Find! May 04 2016

It's rare to find a true design icon under a ton of junk in a barn, but sometimes it does happen, as in the case of this fabulous Ernest Race Antelope chair. 

Although Race designed the chair for outdoor as well as indoor use at the Festival Of Britain in 1951, years of weather exposure and neglect had taken its toll on the steel rod frame and particularly the bent ply seat.

After much cleaning and sanding, some judicious welding and grinding and a replacement seat courtesy of Race Furniture (still very much in business), the Antelope was restored to its former glory and can now be found here.