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Margaret Howell reissues classic 1950s Ernest Race Heron Chair

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Apologies for the size of image, this is the best we can do right now of the Ernest Race Heron Chair, reissued with a modern twist by Margaret Howell.

The seat itself is a post-war British classic from 1955, made at a time when wood was in short supply, hence, the steel frame. The new version is faithful to the original (which hasn’t been in production since 1961), with Margaret Howell adding some modern-day touches to the upholstery and finish, but keeping that low-slung shape, which is perfect for relaxing after a hard day at work.

The chair and matching stool should be available in the coming weeks, but as yet, no price has been confirmed. We’ll keep you posted.

Margaret Howell website

  • Ken Maskey

    I have a Heron chair purchased in 1959.
    Name/s of any one who would be prepared to reupholster it in the London area [I live London East/Essex] would be appreciated.
    Is Margaret Howell still in business? Clicked on her website url given above -> produces no result.

  • I have just found this site and thought you might like to know that we are upholsterers in South London with a great deal of experience of Earnest Race furniture. I know that youposted this last year but just in case you haven’t found anyone yet, we are Bruce Upholstery!

  • rex johnson

    Interesting I have an original onereupholstered in brown fabric about 1982 now wanting to sell due to moving any interest?