Leather Bibendum Lounge Chair by Eileen Gray for Classicon
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Design Eileen Gray, 1929
Steel tubing, beech, rubber, upholstery
Made in Germany by Classicon
Bibendum is one of a kind. Nowhere in the history of design will one find an armchair that compares to this. It is captivatingly harmonious despite its size and unites a majestic impressiveness with charm and esprit like no other armchair. Eileen Gray underscored the character of her endearing parlor lion with twinkling irony, she named it after the Michelin man, whose form this armchair calls to mind.
In the 1920's and 30's, Irish artist Eileen Gray was one of the pioneers who created what we now call modern design. The lone woman in this pioneering Valhalla, her name is pronounced in the same breath as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer. Her tubular steel furniture was revolutionary in its day, and is now accepted as classic. In the second stage of her creative career, Eileen Gray switched to architecture and continued producing masterpieces. She was an artist of epoch-making significance. Her career culminated in 1972 with her appointment by the Royal Society of Art in London, as Royal Designer to Industry. And her legendary Adjustable Table E 1027 has been added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1978.
Bibendum is authorized by The World Licence Holder Aram Designs Ltd, London. Frame features chromium-plated steel tubing and beech wood frame with rubber webbing. Polyurethane with polyester filling and cover in your choice of fabric or leather.