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Eileen Gray

Curiosities: Started her career as a furniture and panels designer. Her first major project was the apartment at Lota Street in Paris, for which she created her worldly known Bibemdum chair, and also carpets, tables and luminaires. For the E-1027 House, she created furniture that composed along with the geometric lines from the building project and its avant-garde ideal. Until her death, she continued designing and producing furniture, which were always unique and hand-made by the artist.

In 1937, she was invited by Le Corbusier to be part of his team for the project of his Paris Expo pavilion by designing a event center. With the outbreak of the Second World War, Gray was obligated to leave Paris, taking refuge in England and Ireland. After the end of the War, she came back to Paris, where she resumed her furniture production, however she remained forgotten among other architects and designers that were rising professionally. The architect was “rediscovered” only in 1970, just close to her death. When she died, in 1976, she had her death announced in the French radio. That was the first time that the name Eileen Gray had been mentioned in a radio broadcast.  

 

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Country of Origin: Ireland

Born: 1878

Died: 1976

Academic qualifications: Slade School of Art, London, England; Académie Julian e École Colarossi, Paris, France.

Places of acting: Ireland, France and England.

Partners architects: Le Corbusier; Seizo Sugawara e Jean Bandovici

Selected projects:

  • E-1027 House;

  • Tempe à Pailla;

  • Apartment interior design at Lola St. in Paris.

 

 

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