Eileen Gray was fascinated by the beauty of traditional lacquerware. She learned the centuries-old craft from a Japanese artisan and then perfected her skills over the course of many years. Brick Screen is one of her best-known creations. She experimented with various dimensions and panel finishes. More than just a room divider, this folding screen with its understated elegance commands the presence of a sculpture. The fixed and moveable panels are lacquered by hand layer upon layer in a process that takes several weeks, each layer first allowed to dry completely, then sanded by hand and finally polished to an immaculate sheen. This famous piece, coveted by collectors, is part of the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Each screen is signed and given a serial number as proof of authenticity and provenance.
An elaborate masterpiece of craftsmanship, this is the first version of the Brick Screen to be authorised by the licence holder, Aram Designs Ltd., London. Made to order in a limited edition of 75. Each piece is numbered consecutively and bears the Eileen Gray signature. The 28 fixed and movable wooden panels are lacquered by hand layer by layer: each layer is allowed to dry completely, then is sanded by hand and finally polished to an immaculate sheen. Stabilising inner frame made of stainless steel, solid brass end caps.
Kunstwerk und Sammlerstück für Kenner: Eines der auf 75 Stück limitierten Exemplare wird für Sie persönlich und nur auf Bestellung von Hand gefertigt. Es ist mit einer Signatur versehen, die Authentizität und Herkunft belegen.
Artwork or collector’s item: one of the screens limited to an edition of 75 will be made for you personally by hand only upon order, including a signature as proof of authenticity and origin.
Folding screen. Framework stainless steel. Shims, spacers and end caps polished solid brass, with clear varnish. Panels high-gloss lacquered in black. Handcrafted in Germany.
All dimensions are in the unit cm.
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Eileen Gray’s achievement in design and architecture is considered pioneering work of Modernism. During her lifetime, she was honoured by the London Royal Society for Arts with the title Royal Designer for Industry, and she is one of few women mentioned in the same breath as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer. ClassiCon produces her iconic furniture designs as the sole and rightful licensee worldwide, in coordination with Aram Designs Ltd., London.