Eileen Gray


Coming from an aristocratic Irish-Scottish family, Eileen Gray went to London and Paris to study architecture and design. She first made a name for herself as a leading designer of lacquered walls and decorative panels. With her theories on design and architecture, she left an indelible mark on our ideas about living; her work is considered the epitome of Modernism. Gray’s tubular steel furniture, revolutionary at the time of their creation, are considered classics today. Her Adjustable Table E1027 is one of the most famous and most-copied designs in the world. It was added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1978. Her Dragons Armchair was sold in 2009 for the unbelievable amount of €21,905,000 and, at the time, became the most expensive design object ever to be sold at auction.  

The non-conformist’s lifetime achievement was honoured in 2013 with a major solo exhibition at Centre Pompidou in Paris. The production of the movie “Price of Desire” and the documentary film “Gray Matters” (both 2014) continued the success of the exhibition. Gray’s most famous architectural design, the Maison en Bord de Mer E1027 on the Côte d’Azur, was reopened to the public in 2015.

To create one must first question everything

Licensing rights

ClassiCon is the exclusive licensee of The World Licence Holder Aram Designs Ltd., London. In the 1970s Eileen Gray began working with Zeev Aram to put her furniture, rugs and lamps into series production. In 1973, she granted the worldwide rights to manufacture and distribute her designs to his company. The Vereinigte Werkstätten, from which ClassiCon emerged in 1990, already produced and distributed Eileen Gray designs under licence.

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Adjustable Table E1027 by Eileen Gray und Bell COffee Table by Sebastian Herkner

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brick screen by Eileen Gray

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Louis Vuitton Campaigne Features Eileen Gray Villa E1027

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Paris Exibition:

The "Eileen Gray - Non Conformist" exhibition will be extended until 26 February!!

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