Modernist Eileen Gray Lota Sofa / Daybed in Cream leather
Eileen Gray Lota Sofa / Daybed in Cream Leather and Black Lacquer, designed in 1924.
This beautiful sofa is a perfect mix of luxury, soft sensuality (feather filled cushions and black lacquered sides) and simple functionality (remove the back cushions for a daytime rest and detach the lacquered sides to wheel around as tables).
Visit our blog page to find out more about this innovative 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, amongst others. This movement culminated in her most iconic design, the Mediterranean 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 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, although the leather models are no longer in production. A new model in cotton or velvet costs approx. £5500-6500.
The seatpads are in very good original condition and have been cleaned and professionally treated. The side box tables have been re-lacquered. Approx 20-25 years 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 circa 1995-2000
Materials:Feather filled cushions, latex and feather base, turned wood feet and wood frame, soft cream leather upholstery, re-lacquered black gloss detachable side boxes