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Heron Armchair


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The Heron Armchair is a British design and made easy chair from the Ernest Race Heritage collection. It's that perfect home leisure seating solution that will fit into the study, conservatory or bedroom. The Heron chair was the must-have piece of the post-war modernist home and can still be today. Choose to have your Heron Chair upholstered in either fabric, leather or vinyl, available in 8 different price bands.


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  • This item is built to order as it enables us to deliver unique designer products at outstanding value
  • Dispatch is when we ship the item to our delivery partners who handle final delivery
  • Delivery should be within 2 working days of dispatch for mainland UK (up to 14 days for Offshore, Highlands, Islands and Ireland)

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All items are supplied with a manufacturer warranty.

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  • If the items are delivered damaged or faulty please make a note when signing for it and take a photo if possible. Then please report it withing 48 hours to [email protected] where we can arrange to get in contact.
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Heron Armchair

The Heron Armchair is one of two easy chairs in the Ernest Race collection which experimented with new materials in the post-war modernist era. It’s a British design and made leisure chair that holds its own when compared to furniture design classics like Charles and Ray Eames or Eero Saarinen.

The chair design could be described as complex, from its inception just upholstering Heron proved challenging. The techniques required to cover the chair were so technical that when the factory relocated to Sheppey in 1962, Heron was discontinued due to the lack of skilled upholsterers in the area. Even by today’s standards, it’s still considered a challenge to upholster.

Manufacturing Heron required a few innovations to be able to fit the human form and deliver seating comfort. The most significant of them all was the use of Latex foam on a steel frame. Latex foam was invented in 1929, and only after the war was it widely available to the domestic furniture market. The introduction of Latex foam meant Race could abandon the traditional upholstery techniques of springing and stuffing. The combination of Heron's latex foam cushioning and generous seat proportions allow the user to sit in a few different ways.

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Dimensions & Details

Height (mm) 960
Width (mm) 840
Depth (mm) 870
Product Details
Guarantee All Ernest Race Heritage products come with a 5 Year warranty.
Upholstery Can be upholstered in fabric, leather and vinyl.
Assembly Required No