Race Furniture chairs at Selfridges

June 3, 2015 / OLD news posts
  • Chair by Lulu Guinness on show at Selfridges

    Chair by Lulu Guinness on show at Selfridges

  • Chair by Sebastian Conran

    Chair by Sebastian Conran

  • Chair by Alice Temperley

    Chair by Alice Temperley

  • Chair by David Chipperfield

    Chair by David Chipperfield

  • Chair by The Rug Company

    Chair by The Rug Company

  • Chair by Paul Smith

    Chair by Paul Smith

Selfridges has teamed up with children’s charity The Art Room to stage an installation of Race Furniture’s ‘BA2’ chairs in the store’s atrium space. Originally designed by mid-century designer Ernest Race, each of the 90 chairs on show has been given a modern makeover by a contemporary creative – think architect David Chipperfield, fashion designer Alice Temperley and Lulu Lytle, founder of furniture brand Soane.

Suspended mid-air in an installation curated by arts consultancy Fair & Co, the chairs are all dramatically different: look out for Chipperfield’s minimal pale-wood design and Lytle’s striking yellow chair, which sports a pair of wings.

All the chairs are available to buy at online auctioneers Paddle8. Bidding ends on June 9 http://paddle8.com/auction/theartroom