The replica of the Bibendum 1925 Classicon armchair by Eileen Gray is reminiscent of the name of the famous "Michelin Man".
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The Eileen Gray Bibendum chair was created by Eileen Gray in 1919 for Classicon. The Bibendum Chair has been then reedited by Classicon itself. Its shape evokes the famous "Michelin man".
Eileen Gray was one the first designer to create a chair with a tubular structure together with Perriand and Le Corbusier. The base of this U-shaped bibendum chair is made of chromium-plated stainless steel tube. The Eileen Gry seat’s framing is in beechwood reinforced with rubber straps. The back and armrests of the Eileen Gray bibendum chair are made of two superposed rollers upholstered with polyurethane foam. The Bibendum Eileen Gray 1925 chair is available in classic leather. It has been initially reedited by Classicon
Given the quality of materials used and its majestic allure the Bibendum chair is one of the most amazing pieces of furniture of the 20th century.
seat height: 41 cm
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Eileen Gray was born in Ireland in 1878. In 1901, she studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and at the Julian and Colarossi Academy in Paris. She moved to Paris in 1907 and learnt about lacquer work with Seizo Sugawara, a Japanese artist. Eileen Gray became a furniture designer a lacquer artist and architect. She is most famous for having created luxurious lacquer finishes on Art Deco furniture. In the 1920’s, she started creating furniture with tubular steel structures. In 1924, Gray and Badovici started working on the E-1027 house in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in the south of France. Eileen Gray created the furniture for the house including the circular glass E-1027 table.
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