EILEEN GRAY STYLE LACQUER BENCH CURVE
Eileen Gray style lacquer bench curve
Curved plywood frame, lacquer finishings.
Sea fastening system.
Asian artists and craftsmen have used the resin of lac tree for millennia.
Mixed with pigments, it is a traditional artistic media in China, Korea and Japan.
Sugarawa was a Japanese artisan who had come to Paris to repair lacquer work exhibited in the Exposition Universelle of 1900.
Gray became one of the first Westerners to work with true East Asian lacquer.
She applied the traditional technique to her own contemporary furniture designs.
Photo: Jon Mills