Ernest Race Heritage Collection

The DA & DA6 Sofa

The DA… Ernest Race’s interpretation of the classic wingback chair

Launched in 1946, the DA was marketed as upholstered furniture for the modern, space conscious home. The range was originally conceived in collaboration with Heals of London.

With its light anatomical construction, the DA series was a radical departure from the traditional bulky armchairs and sofas of the past, while still providing exceptional comfort. The 1951 Race catalogue reinforced Ernest Race’s philosophy stating that, ‘Bulk and weight are not synonymous with comfort.

The DA, launched in 1946, was Ernest Race’s interpretation of the classic wingback chair.


Armchair with polished aluminium legs, Armchair with powder coated legs in black or white, Armchair with clear lacquer legs, Armchair with oak wooden legs, Sofa with aluminium polished legs, Sofa with powder coated legs in black or white, Sofa with clear lacquer legs, Sofa with oak wooden legs

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Hospitality seating consisting of two chairs and a sofa in a room with large windows.

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