The Boss: Non-Conformity Through the Eyes of Eileen Gray


Non-Conformist, Eileen Gray, 1926 (Image: eileengray.co.uk)

One of my least favourite questions, right after “what are your plans after university?”, is without a doubt “Emi, which chair is your favourite?”. Without sounding corny, I think all chairs are special. There is no universal checklist that makes it possible for me to decide my ultimate favourite, particularly because these objects are designed to fulfil countless functions. I do, however, have a favourite strain of chair: design inspired by sculpture.


With this in mind, I want to present this week’s playful take on chair design as an art form, the