E 1027 E for Eileen 10 for J (Jean) being the 10th letter of the alphabet. 2 for B (Badovici) 7 for G as in Gray.
My first glass side table bought to my first apartment was from IKEA. It was a minimal glass and metall table which looked more like a dentist table in my eyes.
Industrial type design. I loved it.
My design savvy relative visting me the same day I had found the right place for my new IKEA table told me she preferred the original design by Eileen Gray and not this beyond bad copy.
|Eileen Gray in her Bibendum chair.|
|Non Conformist chair Eileen Gray|
|Brick screen Eileen Gray|
That is how I was introduced to the design universe of Eileen Gray who was born in 1878 Ireland and died 31st of October in Paris 1976.
Eileen Gray was an architect, interior designer and artist active within the International Style dominating the 1950´s to 1970´s.
|The glass and metal adjustable table E 1027 was created for being able to eat breakfast, or any meal for that matter, in bed.|
|Satelite mirror Eileen Gray|
|Roattino floor lamp Eileen Gray|
|Tube light Eileen Gray|
|Monte Carlo sofa Eileen Gray|
Villa E 1027 was designed by Eileen Gray
but both Le Corbusier och Jean Badovici
took credit for the inventive
modern design that was so ahead of its time.
Feminist Theory History of Architecture from 2007 Architect Artist and Scientist Katarina Bonnevier analyses Villa E 1027 from a feministic and queer perspective. Her theory is that Villa E 1027 is created for an alternative lifestyle and not with the patriarchal straight so called normality in mind.
I learned this by
listening to my favorite
program Stil i P1 on Eileen Gray.
Le Corbusier, Yvonne Gallis and
Jean Badovici in a photo taken
by Eileen Gray at Villa E 1027.
Adjustable table E 1027 was designed for Villa E 1027 CAPMODERNE
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