Eileen Gray Lota Sofa / Daybed in Midnight Blue Velvet (reupholstered) and Black Lacquer, designed in 1924
Designed by Eileen Gray in 1924, This beautiful sofa is a perfect mix of luxury and soft sensuality (feather filled cushions and black lacquered sides) and simple functionality (remove the back cushions for a daybed snooze and detach the lacquered sides to wheel around as tables).
For more about this incredible designer, visit our blog page to find out more about the designer and self-taught architect who put the M into Modernism. Gray trained in lacquer in London before moving to Paris and setting up her own store, designing and creating for the Paris élite. Her lacquered 'Dragon' chair fetched the highest ever amount paid for a chair at auction in 2009 for a modest £19 million! Later, Gray moved away from the highly decorative work of her early career and became one of the pioneers for the clean lines and functionality of modernism alongside Le Corbusier among others. This movement culminated in her most iconic design the villa E1027.
The Lota sofa combines the luxuriousness of Gray's early career with the functional design of her modernist leanings. It is a delight to sit in and lie on, pure comfort. At a length of 2.42m, the sofa is a true statement piece.
The sofa is still manufactured to this day by Aram who hold the design license, a new model costs £6000 in velvet.
In exceptional condition, newly reupholstered and relacquered. Approx 20-25 yes old but as new.
This is an investment purchase for any lover of quality, luxury, designer mid century furniture.
Designer: Eileen Gray
Model: Lota Sofa made by Aram Designs in approx 1995-2000
Materials: Feather filled cushions, latex and feather base, turned wood feet and wood frame, re-upholstered quality soft velvet fabric, re-lacquered black gloss detachable side boxes
W: 242cm - D: 95cm - SH: 43 cm - H: 85cm
Condition: Excellent original condition, reupholstered in rich velvet fabric and professionally refinished. Some very slight age-related marks which do not detract from the overall appearance.
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