The BA3 was Ernest Race’s first design for his new company, Race Furniture, set up after the Second World War. Wood was scarce at the time so manufacturers turned to new materials that were more available, such as aluminium. The chair was an instant hit, winning a Gold Medal at the Milan Triennale of 1954. It's been re-released and will feature in a new permanent exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum from December. Made from aluminium, with a plywood seat and back, the BA3 costs £466.