Eileen Gray

by manuel

Eileen Gray

Ireland 1876 – 1976 France

“Eileen Gray’s designs are now as familiar as designs from the other important early 20th Century architects and designers such as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer et al”

Zeev Aram, Chairman, Aram Designs Ltd

E1027 HOUSE / by Eileen Gray
(source The Guardian)

“…Too much so for Le Corbusier. In 1938 and 1939 he stayed there as a guest of Badovici, who had by then parted from Gray, and painted murals, crude and garish, on its walls. He did so, as one photograph records, nude. Seemingly affronted that a woman could create such a fine work of modernism, he asserted his dominion, like a urinating dog, over the territory. Gray saw his painting as a violation, and was furious. He, however, didn’t stop there: he acquired land nearby and built his own retreat, a wooden cabanon, above the stretch of sea in which, in 1965, he would die…”

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Le Corbusier in casual dress, painting a famous mural / vandalizing Eileen Gray’s work at E. 1027.

Fornitures design /by Eileen Gray

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