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Q.E.2: 1969 - Columbia Restaurant chair

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Cunard Line:  Visitors to the newly opened QE2 Hotel in Dubai remark that the original 1969 furniture designed especially for the ship is long gone, replaced by dull contract pieces.  Here’s an opportunity to own an original -  the Race Furniture dining room chair.  This one from the First Class Columbia Restaurant and is freshly reupholstered in leather in the original chocolate brown color.

When famed British designer Robert Heritage penned this chair for the QE2, manufacturer Race Furniture had a heck of a time making the components.  Special blemish-free plywood shells required a high level of accuracy due to the compound curves.  For the legs, several dies were constructed and then discarded before a satisfactory H pattern could be formed from extruded aluminum.  The leg bottoms did not slide well so special rubber pads were glued on, a first for the industry.  But after all the hassles, the chair proved so popular that Race Furniture later offered them to the public.  On the QE2 the seats served for twenty-five years.  The Race Restaurant Chair is an iconic piece of mid-century modern design.

Half of the 1,300 chairs manufactured for the QE2 were covered in soft brown leather for the deluxe Columbia Restaurant.  This chair has both the Race Furniture tag and the QE2 Columbia Restaurant tag.  The chair stand 28" tall (71 cm) by 24" wide (61 cm) by 22" deep (56 cm).  UPS shipping anywhere in the U.S. is $95.

Excellent condition but with a tiny hole on one side where the upholstery needed to add a screw for support.

$595.00 $695.00
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