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Design Eileen Gray, 1929
Chromium-plated steel tubing, white melamine, beech
Made in Germany by Classicon
Jean, named after Eileen Gray’s intimate friend of many years, the architect Jean Badovici, stood in various models in their summer villa E 1027. “Every room has at its disposal one of these tables,” wrote Eileen Gray, “that at the same time can serve as a desk. For entertaining one moves all the pieces together, unfolds them and what follows is a very large dining table, light yet absolutely stable.” There is nothing more to say.
In the 1920's and 30's, Irish artist Eileen Gray was one of the pioneers who created what we now call modern design. The lone woman in this pioneering Valhalla, her name is pronounced in the same breath as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer. Her tubular steel furniture was revolutionary in its day, and is now accepted as 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. And her legendary Adjustable Table E 1027 has been added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1978.
Authorised by The World Licence Holder Aram Designs Ltd, London. Jean features a chromium-plated steel tube frame. The top is white melamine with a solid beech wood edge.
28.7' h | 27.6” d | 25.6' w | extended: 51.2' w