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Particularyly impressed by works of Marcel Breuer, Eileen Gray an irish designer and architect created in 1921 the now very famous couch-table E 1027 for the house 1027 under completion on the french Riviera. Today this couch-table E 1027 belongs to the most copied items of the time of classic moderne.
Height: 62-100 cm | Ø: 50 cm
Materials: aluminum and tempered glass
Guarantee: 1 year
A high reproduction quality , inspired by Eileen Gray's Couch Table 1027 design.
1878, Eileen Gray was born to an aristocratic family in Enniscorthy, a small town in south-eastern Ireland. As a young adult, in order to develop her artistic sensibilities, she entered the Slade School for Fine Arts in London under the guidance of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
From there she moved to Paris where she would spend most of her working life until her death in 1876.
Paris at the turn of the century was a creative mecca for visual and performance artists like Gerrit Rietveldt, Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Robert Mallet-Stevens and many others, writers, scientists and philosophers.
In 1973 Eileen Gray signed a worldwide copy-right contract with Aram Designs, London, to bring her designs back into production.
During her longlasting life Eileen Gray was rather well know but she became really famous decades after her death, when the most well know westernworld Museums started to dedicate her important exhibitions, and when auction houses like Sothby and Christies's managed to sell her works for millions of Euros.
The Museum of Modern Art added her legendary Adjustable Table E 1027 to its permanent design collection in 1978.