Eileen Gray
Eileen Gray

This Irish artist was one of the pioneers who created what we now call modern design, during the 1920's and 30's. The lone woman in this pioneering role, her name is pronounced in the same breath as Le Corbusier, Mies Van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer. Her tubular furniture was revolutinary in its day and is now accepted as a classic.


In the second stage of her creative career, Eileen Gray switched to architecture and continued producing masterpieces. She was an artist of epoch-making significance. Her career culminated in 1972 with her appointment by the Royal Society of Art in London, as Royal Designer to Industry. Her legendary Adjustable Table E 1027 wa added to the permanent collection at MOMA in New York in 1978.