BA3 Cafe Chair
The BA3 designed in 1945 was Ernest Race's first design for the company. Wood was scarce at this time and the British Government encouraged manufacturers to use new materials that were more available - like aluminium - which was plentiful due to the decommissioning of the weapons and aircraft.
It was an immediate success, becoming the showpiece of the "Britain Can Make It" exhibition of 1946. One of the first mass produced, cast aluminium chairs in the world, winner at the Milan Triennale of 1954 and part of both the MOMA New York and V&A London collections. A truely British classic.