Objects and Furniture Design by Architects
- Focuses on Eileen Gray, a breakaway designer in a world dominated by male-centric style schools
- Besides an introductory essay, each title in the Objects and Furniture Design By Architects series is compiled by key modern architects through sketches, drawings, photos of the original productions, and ambient shootings
- A design-orientated book for a design-orientated series, Eileen Gray boasts an innovative layout and a special binding
Neglected for most of her career, Eileen Gray (1878-1976) is now regarded as one of the most important furniture designers and architects of the early 20th century and the most influential woman in those fields. Her work inspired both modernism and Art Deco.
Eileen Gray was to “stand alone” throughout her career, first as a lacquer artist, then a furniture designer, and finally as an architect. At a time when other leading designers were almost all male and mostly members of one movement or another — whether a loose grouping like De Stijl in the Netherlands — she remained staunchly independent.
Her design style was as distinctive as her way of working, and Gray developed an opulent, luxuriant take on the geometric forms and industrially produced materials used by the International Style designers, such as Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Mies van der Rohe.