A design classic from the years 1917-1921 by Eileen Gray.
Material / Features
- Chair with elaborate stitching
- Curves of individual segments are implemented
- Covered with high quality leather.
- Padding on the steel frame is filled with high quality polyurethane foam
Width 90 cm, depth 83 cm, height 73 cm, 0.60 cbm
The Bibendum Chair is one of the most famous furniture designs of the 20th Century.
His back or armrest consists of two semicircular cushioned tubes which are wrapped in soft leather. The name which Gray chosed, originates from a promotional character by Michelin to sell tires.
Designed between the years 1917-1921 for Madame Mathieu Lévy who was a well-known boutique owner in Paris. Gray designed an entire apartment in the Rue de Lota for her.
(1878-1976) was an Irish interior designer and furniture designer. She is considered one of the most important designers of the early 20th Century.
Among her most popular designs is the "E 1027", a side table which in 1987 was included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
Gray's work is comparable to other modern designers like Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe and her designs are highly coveted by collectors and furniture enthusiasts all over the world.
As the youngest child of the wealthy family of Eileen Gray studied painting at the prestigious Slade School of Fine Arts of University College London in Bloomsbury. But when her father died in 1900, Gray transferred to the Ecole Colarossi and the Academie Julian in Paris. Gray returned to London in 1905 where she learned the art of painting from the Japanese artist Seizo Sugawara.
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