The apartment of Madame Mathieu-Levy on Rue de Lota in Paris was regarded as one of the most sensational examples of French interior architecture of the 1920's. Eileen Gray had created the decor over a period of five years. Among them were black and silver lacquered wall panels and a sumptuous lounge in the shape of a dug-out canoe. Yet another such showpiece was the sofa Lota with its luxuriant cushions and multicolored lacquered side pieces. Eileen Gray liked it so much that she later had a second one made for her own home. Angular cubes and soft cushions, aesthetics and comfort: Eileen Gray's Lota surmounts all contradictions and reconciles all dogma.
Authorised by The World Licence Holder Aram Designs Ltd, London
Padded beech wood frame with spring interior. Seat cushion of sandwich construction with poly core and stitched cover with natural down filling. Loose back and side cushions are filled with natural down and stabilisers. Sideboxes finished in high-gloss lacquered MDF, mounted on rollers. Front and back are black, top and sides in Chinese red, beige, grey or black. Cover in fabric or leather.
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