Centimetre Rug, Eileen Gray 1926
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: masterpieces of abstract textile art made of 100% pure new wool, hand-knotted and processed to the highest quality. Designed for the Salon of the Villa E1027, the Centimetre Rug highlights the number 10 with a mysterious code – a nod to the tenth letter of the alphabet: J for Jean Badovici, with whom she designed the Villa Maison au Bord de Mer E1027. Numerals and icons – such as fragmentary elements of everyday objects – can be found in Eileen Gray’s rug designs of the later 1920s. They are allusions to her wide interests encountered in her creative life.
Rug from 100% pure wool. Coloured with natural vegetable dyes. Hand-knotted with 80 knots per square inch (12.5 cm²).