Eileen Gray’s Transatlantic Deck Chair

In my last entry, The Trocadéro dream-flat, I referenced Eileen Gray’s Transat armchair (shown above.) I have such respect for the chair and its brilliant creator that I will give it a little spin-off post.

One of the true masters of furniture: Gray’s body of work and recognition were compromised by the gender inequality of her era. This chair was conceived for the brilliantly relaxed 1920s house, E 1027, she designed with her boyfriend Jean Bodaovici on the French Riviera (shown below.)

Amanda Levete, architect, discusses the Transat chair (from the Victoria & Albert Museum website)

“To create, one must first question everything.” -Eileen Gray