Through her projects, and with great independence with regard to her contemporaries and the critics, she anticipated the eternal movement of sensitivities, optimizing the relation between space and furniture, defying conventions and uses, and advocating a return to emotion.
From her lacquer interior designs for Madame Mathieu Lévy to the villa E 1027, modernist masterpiece conceived with Jean Badovici, by way of Tempe a Pailla, her home, a “room of one’s own,” she allowed herself unprecedented creative license, reinventing a new art of living at every stage of design, celebrating the secret relations between people and their environment by blending different modes of expression. Irish born in 1878, Eileen Gray was one of the most emblematic figures of the Art Deco and Modernist movements.
Edited by Cloé Pitiot.
Authors : Renaud Barrès, Tim Benton and Cloé Pitiot