For the terrace of her second house in Castellar Eileen Gray designed a very comfortable chair with a deep seating area. It was covered with blue canvas. She created another version, this one for interior use, that was identical in the lines but was finished instead in leather. And thus Roquebrune, another design classic from the 30s, was born.
Laced up like a corset, the back of Roquebrune presents a characteristic view.
Chair. Frame tubular steel, powder-coated in black or chrome-plated. Seat and backrest bend leather, laced. Plastic gliders.
All dimensions are in the unit cm.
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Eileen Gray’s achievement in design and architecture is considered pioneering work of Modernism. During her lifetime, she was honoured by the London Royal Society for Arts with the title Royal Designer for Industry, and she is one of few women mentioned in the same breath as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer. ClassiCon produces her iconic furniture designs as the sole and rightful licensee worldwide, in coordination with Aram Designs Ltd., London.