THE STORY BE­HIND QE2 RESTAU­RANT CHAIR

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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

Pic­ture: V&A

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