Ernest Race Heron Chair
Ernest Race continued to investigate new materials with the Heron & Flamingo chairs, with the Flamingo winning a Design Centre Award in 1959 due to its skillful use of modern materials. The Heron differs from the Flamingo in the position of the legs and the addition of loose cushions. Both chairs fuse exceptional comfort with dynamic sculptural form and are contemporary with similar designs by Eames and Saarinen. The Ernest Race Heron Chair design incorporates technically challenging upholstery techniques, still in use today. The iconic look is finished with the addition of the Ottoman footstool.