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Alivar THE TRANSAT CHAIR, by EILEEN GRAY, manufactured
Lot 25
Price Realised: €3,800
Estimate: €1,500 - €2,500
THE TRANSAT CHAIR, BY EILEEN GRAY, manufactured by Alivar, lacquer, chrome and black leather (unlabeled), 55cm (w), 109cm (d) x 79cm (h). Provenance: Purchased from O'Hagan Design, Dublin, by the present owner.  The Transat chair was designed by E... Read more
Lot 25 - THE TRANSAT CHAIR, by EILEEN GRAY, manufactured by Alivar Lot 25 Alivar THE TRANSAT CHAIR, by EILEEN GRAY, manufactured
Estimate: €1,500 - €2,500
THE TRANSAT CHAIR, BY EILEEN GRAY, manufactured by Alivar, lacquer, chrome and black leather (unlabeled), 55cm (w), 109cm (d) x 79cm (h).

Provenance: Purchased from O'Hagan Design, Dublin, by the present owner. 

The Transat chair was designed by Eileen Gray around 1928 and was inspired by glamourous transatlantic ocean liner travel and the deckchairs used on such ships. 'Le Fauteuil Transatlantique' was abbreviated to 'Transat'. The wooden side frames are designed with rigorous geometry, tenon joints and chromed brackets. The seat is reminiscent of a deckchair's sling with a pivoting head section.

Born in 1878 near Enniscorthy, Eileen Gray is one of the 20th-century''s most influential designers. She designed the Transat Chair for use on the terrace of E1027 at Roquebrune Cap Martin in France, which is an iconic house in 20th Century Modernism and styled very like an ocean liner, that she designed for herself and Jean Badovici.
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