Eve Blau

  • Eileen Gray, toiletry cabinet-screen, 1927–29, wood, aluminum, mirrors, glass, cork, 64 5/8 x 22 x 7".

    Eileen Gray

    “A woman in a man’s profession, Eileen Gray was both celebrated and sidelined by her male colleagues (most famously Le Corbusier) as she navigated the exclusive world of fashionable salons with the detachment of a self-declared outsider.”

    A woman in a man’s profession, Eileen Gray was both celebrated and sidelined by her male colleagues (most famously Le Corbusier) as she navigated the exclusive world of fashionable salons with the detachment of a self-declared outsider. But even more intriguing was the Anglo-Irish designer’s brilliant, if seemingly contradictory, design intelligence—one she applied with equal ease whether producing the lush Art Deco interiors of her early career or the spare and highly disciplined modernist architectonics of her houses in the late 1920s and ’30s. It is this spectrum