THE STORY BEHIND QE2 RESTAURANT CHAIR
THE QE2 OCEAN LINER? Exactly. Robert Heritage (b 1927) worked on the furniture design of the Britannia in 1968 alongside Ernest Race. This chair featured in the ‘ tourist- class’ Britannia restaurant.
IT LOOKS MODERN: It won the Council of Industrial Design Award in 1969, the same year as the QE2’s maiden voyage. WHAT’S IT MADE OF? Lightweight aluminium and laminated formica.
WHERE IS IT? It’s part of the exhibition, Ocean Liners: Speed And Style in London’s Victoria And
Albert Museum. AND THE SHIP? The QE2 was Cunard’s flagship for 30 years and crossed the Atlantic more than 800 times. She has been docked in Dubai since 2008 and there are rumours she may become a floating hotel. Ocean Liners: Speed And Style, sponsored by Viking Cruises, at the V&A from February 3 to June 17, 2018, vam.ac.uk/OceanLiners