The Eileen Gray Transat Chair was used as a deck chair at the famous Villa E 1027 at Roquebrune Menton. It was originally registered under the name "Transat" by Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici in 1927. The name Transat was used as an abbreviation for Transatlantic referring to steamship travel and the deck chairs commonly used on such ships. The Transat Chair has become one of Eileen Gray's most enduring and signature pieces.
Eileen Gray was born in Enniscorthy in Ireland in 1878. She died in Paris in 1976. She was from an emigrant family and attended the Slade School in London, before finally moving to France in 1907. Following an initial experimental period with lacquers, she became increasingly involved in furniture design, and later in architectural projects. Her designs are widely recognized as being highly original and refined. These characteristics can clearly bee seen in the design of the Transat Chair.
Made In Italy.
Dimensions: Height 30 1/4" Depth 43" Width 22" Seat Height (at front) 16" Seat Height at lowest point 10 3/4"
Materials: Armchair with frame in bright black lacquered wood. Seat and back upholstered and covered in non-removable leather. Hardware in chromed or gold-plated brass. Available also with frame in birch plywood with a transparent finish and visible edges.
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