Inspired by Eileen Gray

Daybed

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Eileen Gray Daybed EG71 Zoom

Inspired by Eileen Gray

Daybed

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100% Made in Italy. Frame of chromium-plated steel tubing. Upholstered wood frame covered with expanded polyurethane foam. Leather covering.
History
“It offers a pleasant and comfortable seat and, above all, is particularly well suited to relaxing”. This is the “Daybed” as Eileen Gray described it. Its uniqueness is that it provides access from all sides and it looks beautiful from any different perspective. This elegant piece is best showcased in spacious and well-lighted rooms. The Daybed is the expression of the designer’s new stylistic language, and of the development that led her from Art Deco to the stricter and more basic forms of Modernism. This can be seen in the use of steel tubes, which, according to some, were actually used by Gray before Breuer, Le Corbusier, Mies, Stam or Herbst. The Daybed was also designed for Madame Mathieu-Lévy’s house in Rue de Lota, but was placed in the famous “Maison en bord du mer (house by the sea),” which Gray designed and built in Cote d’Azur for herself and her companion Jean Badovici, publisher of the magazine “Architecture Vivante”. Polished chrome tubular steel frame. Interior wood frame. Polyurethane foam padding. Leather upholstery.

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Dimensions W190 D85 H61 HS41 cm
Inspired by Eileen Gray
Line Loungers
Model Daybed
Structure Schema EG71
E. Gray

Gray

E.Gray

(1878-1976)

Art must be the continuation of life.

Irish and aristocratic by birth, Eileen Gray was trained at the Slade School of Fine Arts of London and in 1902 she moved to Paris. With her extraordinary, creative and unusual personality, she represented the “new woman” of the 1900s: she wore her hair “like a man,” she smoked in public, drove a car, and flew in an airplane. She had romances with men and women and went to restaurants and nightclubs with them, even wearing men’s clothing. She honed her own sensitivity as an artist among some of the major cultural figures of the age: Colette, Gide, Proust, Rilke, Joyce and Gertrude Stein.

The independence and the originality of her mind made her career entirely unique. In 1922, she opened a gallery with furniture, lamps, mirrors and carpets that she produced in small quantities. After her success as an interior designer, and after turning 40, she studied architecture. From Art Deco, she migrated towards the Modern Movement, leaving an indelible imprint on the history of 20th century design. Her house “E 1027” in Cote d’Azur (1927-29) was famous: an emblem of architecture from the 1900s, a monument to Gray’s modernist vision.