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August 9th 1878 - happy birthday, eileen gray!

Tomorrow marks the birthday of huge icon, pioneer and inspiration to the world of architecture and modern design Eileen Gray! Let's make a toast for one of the great influential 20th century designer and architect.

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Eileen Gray's work found itself at the heart of modernism which was a movement she helped to define.
Gray's legacy spans eight decades of creative output. Her achievements in drawing, design, architecture, furniture and laquer were renowned globally in the world of design and hugely congratulated by her peers.

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E1027 was the first architectural work of the great designer Eileen Gray which she had fully completed in 1929 when she was 51 years old. The E1027 table shares its name with her villa, where she used it as a bedside table and which she built with her lover, Jean Badovici.

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Gray named her Bibendum chair after the Michelin Man, for its very particular form of tire-shaped padding. This chair is all about looking good and also feeling good - making you not want to get out of your seat!

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Eileen Gray was just not modern in her day but she is also modern in our world today and her legacy will live on.

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Own one of Eileen Gray's classics today and make your home have that elegantly stylish feel.

e1027 coffee table

eileen grey daybed

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images from architecturaldigest, tumblr, aram.co.uk, eileengray.co.uk, stylepark, pinterest