Key facts

Product:
Monte Carlo
Family:
Monte Carlo
Manufacturer:
ClassiCon
Designer:
Eileen Gray
Architonic ID:
1001414
Country:
Germany
Launched:
1929
Groups:
Seating-Benches
Seating-Sofas
Lounge area/Waiting...-Waiting area benches
Lounge area/Waiting room-Lounge sofas

Concept

Authorised by The Worldwide Licence Holder Aram Designs Ltd., London

Frame of chromium-plated steel tubing. Padded beech wood frame with rubber webbing. Upholstery: polyurethane with polyester filling. Cover in fabric or leather.

Eileen Gray's perhaps most exclusive sofa radiates an allure from which no beholder can escape. The soft curve, the most unusual lines of the backrest make the "Monte Carlo" an incomparable and striking one-of-a-kind in the history of 20th century design (like Eileen Gray herself). "Monte Carlo" unites reserve and exuberance, quiet calm and dynamism. Seldom is such perfect balance seen in a piece of furniture.
"One can only do without certain rules by inventing new ones." This maxim from Eileen Gray gave rise to one of the most beautiful icons of modern design.