ClassiConNon-Conformist Chair (1926), Eileen Gray
Mentioned in the same breath as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, Eileen Gray (1878–1976) was a leading designer of tubular steel furniture designs. Her theories on design and architecture are based on the principle ‘to create, one must first question everything’.
Designed in 1926, Eileen Gray’s Non-Conformist Chair is the most iconic asymmetrical armchair in history. One armrest was deliberately left in order to leave the body more freedom in movement and to accommodate Gray’s favourite resting position. The Non-Conformist Chair is regarded as a piece of art, embodying the spirit of an era marked by cultural firsts.
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