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Set of 6 Chairs

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Set of 6 dining chairs by Robert Heritage for Archie Shine. Teak with original black vinyl upholstery. Condition first class

Robert Heritage

Designers Robert Heritage and Ernest Race carried out the furniture design for the Queen Elizabeth II ocean liner in 1968. Heritage studied art between 1948 to 1952 at the Royal College of arts in his hometown Birmingham. Set up his own studio in 1953, he focused on furniture and lamp designs. Some of Heritage's designing projects are: * The QE2 chair, innovative for its technology, a chair of aluminium alloy for Race Furniture. *The Pan Parabolic lamp from 1973 for Concord. *The Subeybaja table, that he designed with Roger Webb, edited by Santa & Cole, a table that can be adjusted to seven different heights. Heritage has also been professor at the London Royal College of Arts. He has been the most awarded designer by the British Design Council.

Archie Shine was a British furniture manufacturer which produced some high class Danish inspired designs in the late 50s and throughout the 60s, many pieces were designed by Robert Heritage.

Archie Shine pioneered the Scandinavian style in Britain in the late 50s. The Scandinavian, and particularly the Danish look, was simple, elegant and with long, low lines. It was always high quality craftsman made and well proportioned. Teak, afromosia and rosewood were the favourite woods. The Danish look became classic middle class good taste in the late 50s, usurping more traditional looking furniture and the lighter looking modern furniture favoured at the time of the Festival of Britain in 1951. The Danish look became much more mainstream and popular in the 60s.