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Eileen Gray Furniture

Irish, 1879-1976
Irish, 1879-1976

Designer, artist and architect Eileen Gray was one of the most fascinating creative figures of the 20th century. Her body of work includes lustrous lacquered pieces — her Dragons chair set an auction record for modern furniture ($28 million) at the 2009 sale of the Yves Saint Laurent estate — and sleek chrome furnishings that rival the work of Le Corbusier and the members of the Bauhaus as exemplars of pure, modernist design.

The independent and unconventional daughter of Irish landed gentry, Gray studied painting at London’s Slade School of Fine Art in her early twenties before moving to Paris in 1906 to pursue her artistic dreams. Gray had become captivated by lacquerware after seeing an exhibit in the Victoria & Albert Museum, and in Paris persuaded an expatriate Japanese master of the painstaking process, Seizo Sugawara, to teach her. Within a few years, Gray had become known among the cognoscenti for her sculptural lacquered furnishings, which she incorporated into the homes of interior design clients.

Gray was ever evolving as a designer. By the early 1920s she was creating geometric works that embodied the essence of Art Deco and the nascent modernist design movement. Some pieces — such as her Bricks screen, an assemblage of pivoting rectangular panels — employ the planar forms favored by Gerrit Rietveld and other De Stijl architects of the Netherlands. Others feature the tubular chrome framing used by Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. These include the Bibendum chair — named for the resemblance of its semicircular back and armrest to the character known in English as the Michelin Man — and the adjustable E 1027 side table, conceived in 1927 for the interiors of a stark white villa she designed for herself in the South of France.

Never a self-promoter, Gray drifted out of the limelight in the 1930s. Interest in her work was revived in the early ’70s, however, when the estates of her early clients came to auction. Her original lacquer pieces are the most coveted, but, as the sale of the Dragons chair shows, are rare and extremely expensive.

None of Gray’s designs were made in large numbers until, a few years before her death, she granted a production license. These pieces range in price from $1,000 to $2,500, depending on furniture type and condition. Gray’s work has become iconic of practical and elegant modernist design. Yet, as you will see on 1stDibs, many of her creations have a simplicity that makes them welcome even in a traditional setting.

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Vereinigte Werkstätten Eileen Gray Daybed Day Bed
By Vereinigte Werkstätten München, Eileen Gray
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Vintage daybed with the name Day bed by Eileen Gray. Manufactured by Vereinigte Werkstätten Munich before Classicon. Classic piece of furniture. White leather and chrome tubular ste...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Eileen Gray Furniture

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Chrome, Steel

Eileen Gray for Jumo French Art Deco Desk/Table Lamp Late 1930s
By Eileen Gray, Maison Jumo
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco Modernist table / desk lamp by Eileen GRAY for JUMO, France, late 1930s. Designed by Eileen Gray for the Jumo company. Height: 18.5"(47cm), Diameter: 13.4"(34cm). M...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Eileen Gray Furniture

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Brass

ClassiCon Bibendum Armchair in Black Leather with Chrome Frame by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Bibendum is one of a kind. Nowhere in the history of design will one find an armchair that compares to this. It is captivatingly harmonious despite its size and unites a majestic imp...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Upholstery

ClassiCon Castellar Wall Mirror by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Eileen Gray understood how to combine the aesthetic with the practical as did few designers. The geometrically structured mirror castellar, designed for her summerhouse E1027, is a p...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Glass

ClassiCon Aixia Chair in White by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Aixia was one of Eileen Gray‘s personal favourites. She used this chair in all of her apartments, sometimes in the dining room, sometimes at a desk. Even in 1929, when she converted ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

ClassiCon Kilkenny Rug by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Eileen Gray created not only some of the most important furniture classics of the 20th century but also had her own studio where rugs were produced according to her designs. Some of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Wool

Lou Perou Table by Eileen Gray, Designed by ClassiCon
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Like the majority of Eileen Gray‘s tables, this one too can transform itself. And as always she found an unexpected solution. The folding section of the tabletop is supported by a si...
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1920s German Modern Vintage Eileen Gray Furniture

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Lacquer

ClassiCon Roquebrune Chair in Black with Chrome Legs by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
For the terrace of her second house in Castellar Eileen Gray designed a very comfortable chair with a deep seating area. It was covered with blue canvas. She created another version,...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

ClassiCon Adjustable Table E 1027 in Chrome and Crystal by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
This is perhaps the Classic among the classics. Its ingeniously proportioned, distinctive form has made this height-adjustable table one of the most popular design icons of the 20th ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

ClassiCon Tube Light Floor Lamp by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Floor lamp by Eileen Gray. Chrome-plated tubular steel with black plastic lamp socket for mounting light source. Floor plate chrome-plated metal with push-button switch. Felt gliders...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

Eileen Gray Adjustable Table E 1027
By Eileen Gray
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Eileen Gray Adjustable Chrome and Glass Table. Glass table top can go roughly from 23"-30" high. Smoked Glass, might date this table to the 70's or 80's. All Original, Chrome shows s...
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1980s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Eileen Gray Furniture

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Chrome

ClassiCon Bonaparte Chair in White Leather by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Bonaparte is one of the seldom cases in which the luxurious comfort of an upholstered chair has been successfully united with a tubular steel construction. The result communicates bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Upholstery

Large Eileen Grey Designed Carpet 'Méditerranée', ECART Paris
By Eileen Gray
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Large rug designed by Eileen Grey. France, Ecart, c 2010. Pure new wool carpet designed by Eileen Grey in 1927 for her house in the south of France, a modernist villa in Roquebrun...
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Early 2000s French Art Nouveau Eileen Gray Furniture

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Wool

ClassiCon Brick Screen in Black by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Eileen Gray was fascinated by the beauty of traditional lacquer ware. She learned the centuries-old craft from a Japanese artisan and then perfected her skills over the course of man...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Stainless Steel

ClassiCon Bibendum Armchair in Fabric with Steel Base by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Bibendum is one of a kind. Nowhere in the history of design will one find an armchair that compares to this. It is captivatingly harmonious despite its size and unites a majestic imp...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Upholstery

ClassiCon Folding Screen in Black by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
The high-tech look that arose in the 1980s and which is still potentially current had an ingenious predecessor. Over half a century ago, Eileen Gray anticipated the cool Industrial a...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Wood

ClassiCon Bar Stool No. 2 in Black Leather by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Eileen gray created not only classical seats such as sofas or chairs, but also a series of unconventional bar stools. Version no. 2, originally designed for the house E 1027, also fe...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

ClassiCon Adjustable Table E 1027 in Black and Crystal by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
This is perhaps the classic among the classics. Its ingeniously proportioned, distinctive form has made this height-adjustable table one of the most popular design icons of the 20th ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

Satellite Mirror by Eileen Gray for Ecart
By Eileen Gray, Ecart International
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Satellite mirror by Eileen Gray for Ecart. Originally designed in 1927. Current production designed and manufactured in France. Nickel plated brass structure, mirror, sanded convex g...
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2010s French Art Deco Eileen Gray Furniture

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Brass, Nickel

ClassiCon Lota Sofa by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
The apartment of Madame Mathieu-Levy on Rue de Lota in Paris was regarded as one of the most sensational examples of French interior architecture of the 1920s. Eileen Gray had create...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Fabric

ClassiCon Castellar Rug by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Eileen Gray created not only some of the most important furniture classics of the 20th century but also had her own studio where rugs were produced according to her designs. Some of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Wool

ClassiCon Centimetre Rug in Hand Knotted Wool by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Eileen Gray created not only some of the most important furniture classics of the 20th century but also had her own studio where rugs were produced according to her designs: masterpi...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Wool

ClassiCon Roquebrune Chair in White with Chrome Legs by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
For the terrace of her second house in Castellar Eileen Gray designed a very comfortable chair with a deep seating area. It was covered with blue canvas. She created another version,...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

Eileen Gray for Jumo Art Deco Bakelite Table Lamp, a pair
By Eileen Gray, Maison Jumo
Located in Atlanta, GA
Wonderful Art Deco pair of table lamps designed by Irish designer Eileen Gray (1878 - 1976) for Jumo Company, France, and dating to the 1930s-1940s. It features a mushroom form desig...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Eileen Gray Furniture

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Metal

ClassiCon Folding Screen in White by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
The high-tech look that arose in the 1980s and which is still potentially current had an ingenious predecessor. Over half a century ago, Eileen Gray anticipated the cool industrial a...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Wood

Classicon Red Velvet Bibendum Lounge Chair by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Bibendum is one of a kind. Eileen Gray underscored the character of her endearing prior lion with sly irony; she named it after the Michelin man, whose form this armchair calls to mi...
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2010s German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Velvet

ClassiCon Bonaparte Rug by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Eileen Gray created not only some of the most important furniture classics of the 20th century but also had her own studio where rugs were produced according to her designs. Some of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Wool

ClassiCon Roquebrune Chair in Cognac with Black Legs by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
For the terrace of her second house in Castellar Eileen Gray designed a very comfortable chair with a deep seating area. It was covered with blue canvas. She created another version,...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

ClassiCon Double X Table in Crystal Glass by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
When an avant-garde steel tube design meets the classical refectory table, the result is the double X. A large, yet elegant table, its X-shaped supports make for optimum rigidity. Li...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

ClassiCon Wendingen Rug in Wool by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Eileen Gray created not only some of the most important furniture classics of the 20th century but also had her own studio where rugs were produced according to her designs. Some of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Wool

ClassiCon Blue Marine Rug by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Eileen Gray created not only some of the most important furniture classics of the 20th century but also had her own studio where rugs were produced according to her designs. Some of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Wool

Eileen Gray Pair of Roquebrune Chairs in Red Leather
By Eileen Gray
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eileen Gray, pair of Roquebrune chairs, steel, red leather, France 1930s Sleek pair of roquebrune chairs designed by Eileen Gray. The frame is made out of polished chromium plate...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

Black Leather Monte Carlo Sofa by Eileen Gray for ClassiCon
By Eileen Gray
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed by the Irish-Scottish architect and designer Eileen Gray in 1929, the Monte Carlo sofa is a true icon of Modern Design and enshrines Gray's contribution as a pioneer of Mode...
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Mid-20th Century Eileen Gray Furniture

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Chrome

ClassiCon Day Bed in Aubergine Harald by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
The daybed is rightly counted among Eileen Gray’s most famous designs. The lounge "offers pleasant and comfortable seating and is, moreover, particularly suited to relaxing." What sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Upholstery

ClassiCon Roquebrune Chair in Grey with Black Legs by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
For the terrace of her second house in Castellar Eileen Gray designed a very comfortable chair with a deep seating area. It was covered with blue canvas. She created another version,...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

Eileen Gray Jumo Desk Lamp
By Eileen Gray, Maison Jumo
Located in Vienna, AT
This desk lamp was designed by Eileen Gray and manufactured by Jumo, France in 1930s. A brass construction, features a gunmetal effect on the adjustable shade. The lamp remains in...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Eileen Gray Furniture

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Brass

ClassiCon Adjustable Table E 1027 in Black and Smoked Glass by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
This is perhaps the Classic among the classics. Its ingeniously proportioned, distinctive form has made this height-adjustable table one of the most popular design icons of the 20th ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

Eileen Gray Mid Century Brass Adjustable Side End Table
By Eileen Gray
Located in La Grange, IL
Eileen gray mid century brass adjustable side end table Table measures: 20.25 wide x 20.25 deep x 24.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vin...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eileen Gray Furniture

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Brass

ClassiCon Jean Fold Out Table by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Jean, named after Eileen Gray‘s intimate friend of many years, the architect Jean Badovici, stood in various modeis in their summer villa E 1027. "Every room has at its disposal one ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

ClassiCon Folding Screen in Red by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
The high-tech look that arose in the 1980s and which is still potentially current had an ingenious predecessor. Over half a century ago, Eileen Gray anticipated the cool Industrial a...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Wood

ClassiCon Bonaparte Chair in Black Leather by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Bonaparte is one of the seldom cases in which the luxurious comfort of an upholstered chair has been successfully united with a tubular steel construction. The result communicates bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Upholstery

Large Art Deco Bakelite Table Lamp by Eileen Gray for Jumo, France
By Eileen Gray
Located in Devon, England
Designed by Eileen Gray for the French Jumo company and dating to the 1930s-1940s this very stylish lamp is made from two primary components which are bakelite and metal. Superb mush...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Eileen Gray Furniture

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Metal

ClassiCon Petite Coiffeuse Table in Black by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Eileen Gray understood how to combine the aesthetic with the practical as did few designers. The geometrically structured small dressing table, designed for her summerhouse E1027, is...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

ClassiCon Occasional Rectangular Side Table in Black by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
The Latin for furniture, res mobiles, is based on the word mobile. Eileen Gray took this very literally. She loved light, functional furniture that could be moved around easily. One ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

Multiple Eileen Gray Bar Stool No. 1 Black Leather Chrome, circa 1920
By Eileen Gray
Located in Vienna, AT
Eileen Gray bar stool no. 1, designed in 1920s, production by Classicon circa 1985- engraved and numbered. 6 pieces available, priced and sold per price Classical design by Eil...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eileen Gray Furniture

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Chrome, Stainless Steel

ClassiCon Bibendum Armchair in Black Leather with Black Base by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Bibendum is one of a kind. Nowhere in the history of design will one find an armchair that compares to this. It is captivatingly harmonious despite its size and unites a majestic imp...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Upholstery

ClassiCon Rivoli Side Table in White and Steel by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Rivoli served as the tea table in the living room of Eileen Gray‘s summer house E 1027. The graceful lightweight that no doubt was used on the terrace when necessary, is a lovingly t...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

ClassiCon Daybed Grand in Fabric by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
The daybed is rightly counted among Eileen Gray’s most famous designs. The lounge "offers pleasant and comfortable seating and is, moreover, particularly suited to relaxing". What sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Upholstery

ClassiCon Non Conformist Chair in White Leather by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
It piques and provokes what one might expect of it, and yet it is inexplicably aesthetic and harmonious - a nonconformist on velvet paws. Eileen Gray commented quite pragmatically on...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Leather

ClassiCon Bar Stool No. 1 in Leather by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Eileen Gray designed bar stools in several variations. The Bar Stool No. 1 is the simplest and most handsome of them all. It initially found itself, along with the folding mirror Cas...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

Eileen Gray Monte Carlo Sofa in Custom Mohair
By Eileen Gray
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredible Eileen Gray Monte Carlo sofa designed in 1929, this piece is one of a kind as it has been upholstered in a beautiful short Italian Mohair. Sofa has signature and seria...
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Early 20th Century French Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Mohair

ClassiCon Lou Perou Table in White and Chrome by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Like the majority of Eileen Gray‘s tables, this one too can transform itself. And as always she found an unexpected solution. The folding section of the tabletop is supported by a si...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

ClassiCon Occasional Round Side Table in White by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
The Latin for furniture, res mobiles, is based on the word mobile. Eileen Gray took this very literally. She loved light, functional furniture that could be moved around easily. One ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

ClassiCon Monte Carlo Sofa in Leather and Chrome by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Eileen Gray‘s perhaps most exclusive sofa radiates an allure from which no beholder can escape. The soft curve, the most unusual lines of the backrest make the Monte Carlo an incompa...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Leather

ClassiCon St. Tropez Rug in Wool by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Eileen Gray created not only some of the most important furniture classics of the 20th century but also had her own studio where rugs were produced according to her designs. Some of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Wool

ClassiCon Menton Table by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
Eileen Gray did not want delicate luxury furniture for her house in Castellar, on the way from Menton to the Alps, but instead versatile pieces for every day use. She succeeded with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

ClassiCon Double X Table in Black High Gloss Lacquer by Eileen Gray
By Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
When an Avant Garde steel tube design meets the classical refectory table, the result is the double X. A large, yet elegant table, its X-shaped supports make for optimum rigidity. Li...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Eileen Gray Furniture

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Steel

Modernist Chrome Tubular Side Table E1027 by Eileen Gray for Classicon
By Eileen Gray
Located in Doornspijk, NL
The Classicon adjustable table E 1027 is a design by Eileen Gray. Gray, originally from Ireland, is one of the pioneers of modernist architecture, including Le Corbusier, Mies van d...
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1920s Irish Art Deco Vintage Eileen Gray Furniture

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Chrome

Eileen Gray Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Eileen Gray Furniture is available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Eileen Gray Furniture, there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 15 vintage editions of these items, while there are also 2 modern editions to choose from. Many original furniture by Eileen Gray were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Deco style. Many customers also consider Furniture by E15 Furniture, Nathan Lindberg Furniture and Xavier Pauchard Furniture when they are looking for additional options. The prices for Eileen Gray furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $750 and tops out at $73,755, while pieces like these can sell for on average $5,323.