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Heals Festival of Britain chair 1951

Described by the Labour deputy leader, Herbert Morrison, as a “tonic for the nation”, the Festival of Britain set out to convey a sense of recovery and progress after the Second World War. The 1951 festival was a landmark for British design, and – due to the vision and energy of its employess together with the ‘You’ve never had it so good’ economy, it kickstarted a new boom period for Heal’s, which continued long into the 1960s. 900 perforated chairs were produced for the Festival of Britain by AJ Milne for Heal’s. For sale here is one of the original examples