Chair with chrome-plated tubular steel frame. Seat and back in tied hide.
The chair is clearly visible in the photographs of Tempe à Pailla, the designer’s home in Castellar, in the south of France, where it was used in the lacquered version as a chair for the terrace. It is not certain whether it was conceived as part of the project for Villa E 1027 in Roquebrune that Eileen Gray designed with Jean Badovici between 1927 and 1929. It associated an extreme formal simplicity with a deep constructive complexity.