Apr 18, 2012 4:03:23 PM
Designer Eileen Gray lived from 1878 to 1976. Although born in Enniscorthy, Ireland, she grew up in London. In 1898, she was one of the first women admitted to the Slade School of Art where she studied painting. Later, she did an apprenticeship in a paint factory. In 1902, she moved to Paris where she initially made murals and decorative panels before becoming the authority on design theory and the signature architecture of her time. Eileen Gray worked closely with Le Corbusier. As early as 1925, long before the master himself, she devised functional, lightweight furniture made of chrome, tubular steel and glass. A great many of her designs, including the "Day Bed" have become classics. Its beautifully proportioned nightstand with adjustable height "E1027 adjustable table" was featured as a "flagship" design. Today, Eileen Gray furniture is produced at ClassiCon in Munich, but you can have the iconic table here. Named appropriately The Eileen Gray table (316F) for a fraction of the price. It also includes taxes and shipping.
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