Eileen Gray: Iconic Furniture and Design

Eileen Gray is one of the most influential designers of the modern era. Born in Ireland as a painter’s daughter, Gray gravitated to fine arts. After studying and spending time in Paris, Ireland and London, she met a Japanese designer and was exposed to furniture making with a technique called decorative lacquer. Gray received her first acclaim for designing the Rue de Lota apartment – a project she picked up after moving to Paris following World War I. She designed most of the furniture in addition to the interior design scheme, and received praise from a number of local art critics. The praise allowed Gray to open up her own shop in Paris. She is an inspiration to many current architects and interior designers, and her work can be spotted in mod and midcentury modern inspired designs around the world.

Eileen Gray Inspired Living Room

Eileen Gray Inspired Living Room
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Eileen Gray Inspired Screen-Partition

Eileen Gray Inspired Screen-Partition
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Eileen Gray Inspired Living Room

Eileen Gray Adjustable Side Table
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Iconic Eileen Gray Side Table

Eileen Gray Side Table
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Eileen Gray Bibendum Arm Chair

Eileen Gray Bibendum Arm Chair

 

Eileen Gray Transat Chair

Eileen Gray Transat Chair

There are many more amazing pieces from Eileen Gray, but hopefully this will give you an eye for spotting her most iconic pieces!

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