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Design

ca. 1965-70 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Sketch in pencil and felt-tip of the side elevation of a chair with an S-bend frame and single piece cushioned seat. Scale 1:10.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil and felt-tip pen on tracing paper
Brief Description
Sketch of a fold-up chair with S-bend frame, pencil and felt-tip pen on tracing paper, Eileen Gray, France, ca. 1965-70
Physical Description
Sketch in pencil and felt-tip of the side elevation of a chair with an S-bend frame and single piece cushioned seat. Scale 1:10.
Dimensions
  • Size of sheet height: 16.9cm
  • Size of sheet width: 21.9cm
Sheet size. Taken from Prints and Drawings catalogue.
Marks and Inscriptions
(Inscribed in pencil, typescript and blue ball-point pen with dimensions and technical notes)
Credit line
Given by Prunella Clough
Object history
This sketch is a reworking of the folding chair, often referred to as the 'S-bend chair', Gray designed in the 1930s that is held in the V&A collection (CIRC.579-1971). Gray reworked many of her designs during the 1960s, including this one. The reason for this redesign is unknown but it may have been for versions of the chair that were produced in the 1970s by Geoffrey-Lyn Todd or Max Ott for the artist Frank Stella (see Johanna Agerman Ross, 'Fold-up Chair' in The Lives of the Objects, Tristram Hunt (ed.), V&A: London, 2019, p. 171).

Subject depicted
Associated Object
Bibliographic Reference
Johanna Agerman Ross, 'Fold-up Chair' in The Lives of the Objects, Tristram Hunt (ed.), V&A: London, 2019
Collection
Accession Number
E.1123-1983

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record createdSeptember 8, 2008
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