Bibendum
Design Armchair

Bibendum design armchair inspired by Eileen Gray's original project. Structure in chromed metal and covered in leather.

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Description

Bibendum design armchair, inspired by Eileen Gray's original project. Designed for a famous fashion designer at the beginning of the 20th Century, the chair design and name have been inspired by the famous Michelin man. Structure is in solid wood covered with expanded polyurethane and chromed steel tube. Leather covers are available in twelve different colours and in three different types of leather. Bibendum armchair is a made in Italy design product realized by an hand-craft workshop specialized in metal and leather manufacturing.

Measurements
- cm 100 x d.81 x h.75

Leather Type
- calf leather
- full grain leather
- aniline leather

Structure
- chromed steel tube

Leather Characteristics

Calf LeatherCalf Leather: bovine leather coming from European and Extra-european slaughterhouses, chrome tan, dyeing according to CEE rules, average measure m² 4/5 and thickness 0,9/1 mm. Calf leather or contract leather is a corrected grain leather. It has a very competitive price, it's fairly soft to the touch and long lasting. Calf leather is a material with an excellent value for money.




Full Grain LeatherFull Grain Leather: bovine leather coming from European and Extra-european slaughterhouses, chrome tan, dyeing according to CEE rules, average measures m² 4/5 and thickness 1,4/1,6 mm. Grain leather is still corrected grain but with a higher thickness than calf leather. This guarantees a longer duration and resistance. This leather surface is generally a little bit coarser to the touch compared to other kind of leathers.



Aniline LeatherAniline Leather: bovine leather coming from European and Extra-european slaughterhouses, chrome tan, dyeing according to CEE rules, average measure m² 4/5 and thickness 1,1/1,2 mm. Aniline leather is the most valuable leather used in the furniture sector. The superficial grain is natural and without corrections, it's also possible to catch a glimpse of the leather pores, veins and lines; infact the surface is not always homogeneous as in full grain or calf leathers. Aniline Leather also results very soft to the touch.

Designer

Eileen GrayEileen Gray
Eileen Gray had Scottish-Irish origins. When her father died in 1900, she had already been living in London for two years and was attending drawing lessons at "Slade School of Fine Art". She discovered D. Charles laboratory, a painter specialized in lacquer work. She worked with him and learned all the fundamentals she needed for the whole period of her professional career. In 1902 she went to Paris where she kept specializing in the drawing art and in oriental lacquers. Here she met Sugawara, a Japanese with whom she perfected her lacquers knowledge. She was noticed by the great tailor Jacques Doucet, an art collector that hired her to furnish his entire house. She also realized two tables and a screening, her only dated and signed works. Her first big work was Madame Lévy's furniture (the famous hat designer Suzanne Talbot) in Rue de Lota. In 1922 she opened, in the elegant Rue Faubourg St. Honoré, the "Jean Désert" gallery where she displayed and sold furniture, screenings and lamps. After four years of intense studies, advised by theorist Jean Badovici, she built in Roguebrune, on the Mediterranean coast, a house for herself: wide and practical, with many different thoughtful and funny details. Also Badovic apartment in Paris and her second house in Castellar on the riviera are an attestation of Gray's intelligence and creativity richness. Not long before her death she had the satisfaction of displaying some of her most significant works at "Musée Des Arts Decoratifs" in Paris.

Interior Designer's Opinion

Eileen GrayEileen Gray

Eileen Gray ebbe origini scozzesi-irlandesi. Quando il padre morì nel 1900 si trovava già da due anni a Londra e frequentava corsi di disegno alla "Slade School". Scoprì il laboratorio di D. Charles, un pittore specializzato in lacche. Collaborò con lui e imparò tutto quello che serviva per il periodo della sua carriera professionale.
Nel 1902 andò a Parigi dove continuò a perfezionarsi nell'arte del disegno e delle lacche orientali. Qui incontrò il giapponese Sugawara con cui perfezionò la conoscenza dell'uso della lacca. Venne notata dal grande sarto Jacques Doucet, un intenditore e collezionista d'arte che le affidò il compito di arredargli la nuova casa. Ha realizzato per Doucet due tavoli e un paravento, le uniche sue opere datate e firmate.
Il primo grande lavoro fu l'arredamento di Madame Lévy (la famosa nodista Suzanne Talbot) in Rue de Lota. Nel 1922 inaugurò nell'elegante Rue Faubourg St. Honoré la galleria "Jean Désert" in cui espose e vendette i suoi mobili, paraventi e lampade. Dopo quattro anni di intensi studi, consigliata dal teorico Jean Badovici, costruì a Roquebrune, sulla costa del Mediterraneo, una casa per se stessa: vasta e pratica, con molti particolari ragionatissimi e spiritosi. Anche l'appartamento per Badovici a Parigi e la propria seconda casa a Castellar sulla riviera, testimoniano l'intelligenza e la ricchezza inventiva della Gray. Poco prima della sua morte ha avuto la soddisfazione di una mostra dei suoi lavori più significativi al "Musée Des Arts Decoratifs" di Parigi.

Technical study

Specifiche Materiali
Pelle Vitello: pelle bovina proveniente da macelli europei ed extraeuropei, concia al cromo, tintura secondo normativa CEE, misura media mq 4/5, spessore 0,9/1 mm. La pelle Vitello o smerigliata ("contract" leather) è una pelle a grana corretta. E' una pelle dal prezzo molto competitivo, che presenta una discreta morbidezza al tatto e una buona tenuta nel tempo. Ottimo compromesso qualità prezzo.

Pelle Pieno Fiore: pelle bovina proveniente da macelli europei ed extraeuropei, concia al cromo, tintura secondo normativa CEE, misura media mq 4/5, spessore 1,4/1,6 mm. La pelle Fiore Stampato ("grain" leather) è sempre una pelle a grana corretta ma con spessore maggiore rispetto alla pelle Vitello. Questo ne garantisce una maggiore durata e resistenza nel tempo. La superficie della pelle è generalmente un po' più ruvida al tatto rispetto alle altre pelli.

Pelle Anilina: pelle bovina proveniente da macelli europei ed extraeuropei, concia al cromo, tintura secondo normativa CEE, misura media mq 4/5, spessore 1,1/1,2 mm. La pelle Anilina ("aniline" leather) è la pelle più pregiata utilizzata nell'arredamento. La grana superficiale si presenta naturalmente e non ha subito correzioni, tanto che è possibile intravvedere pori, venature, solchi per cui la sua superficie non è sempre omogenea come nella pelle pieno fiore o vitello. Al tatto risulta molto morbida.

Tessuto: composizione 63% cotone e 37% lino, peso 380 gr/mq, altezza 140 cm.

Additional Information

Design
Eileen Gray
Area of Production
Italy
Warnings
Exportable to the United Kingdom or Ireland with restrictions
Weight
35 Kg
Cubic Metres
0,59 m³
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Manufacturer

This article is the result of the creativity and craftsmanship of a Tuscany-based company, which was born as a proper workshop, specialised in the tubular steel structures of furniture items. The company has combined its excellent skills in handmade manufacturing, which has always been a main characteristic of the furniture business in Italy, with innovative technologies and it has distinguished itself on the market, thanks to a style and an unmistakable offer. The research on materials and innovative mechanical devices, plus the cultural heritage; which only a company, born from a workshop can have; are the defining ingredients of a leading brand in the manufacturing of design furniture inspired by the classic Bauhaus and vintage. The collection includes tables, coffee tables, tub chairs and chairs made starting from the original design by Eames, Van Der Rohe, Eileen Gray, mart Stam, Aarnio, Breuer, Jacobsen, Nelson.

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