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Eileen Gray on the verge between luxury and simplicity


The Transatlantic Eileen Gray designed in 1927 this comfortable chair in dark green or red lacquered wood (in the Japanese Wajima technique), chromium plated joints and leather finspired by deck chairs used on transatlantic steamers. The back rest is adjustable for extra comfort. 

It is, as so many design from the Modern Movement not really apt for economic mass production, the lacquered wood and the cushions, similar to the upholstery of Mies' Lounge Chair, are only realizable by artisan production techniques.

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   andries van onck