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Eileen Gray prints

circa 1992
 Collection
Accession: 1996-217

Abstract

Eileen Gray (1878-1976) is considered one of the most important and influential furniture designers and architects of the early twentieth century, inspiring both modernism and Art Deco movements. She was among the vanguard of the International Style in her use and interpretation of geometric forms and industrially produced materials. This collection is a boxed set of postcard-size reproductions of black and white photographs of houses, rooms, and objects designed by her.

Dates

  • circa 1992

Creator

Extent

25 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 box containing 24 photomechanical prints : b&w ; 6 x 4 in. 1 item ; booklet.

Historical Note

Eileen Gray (1878-1976) is considered one of the most important and influential furniture designers and architects of the early twentieth century, inspiring both modernism and Art Deco movements. She was among the vanguard of the International Style in her use and interpretation of geometric forms and industrially produced materials. Her most famous and iconic examples of this are the Bibendum Chair, made of steel tubing and leather, as well as the E-1027 glass and tubular steel table. She made significant contributions to architecture when she designed two houses in the Alpes Maritimes at Ruquebrune and Castellar. Her artistic career began in painting at the Slade School of Art, and through apprenticeship continued in lacquer work, of which she became a leading designer. Eileen Gray was born in Ireland, grew up in London, and lived most of her adult life in Paris.

Scope and Content

This collection is a boxed set of postcard-size reproductions of black and white photographs of houses, rooms, and objects designed by Irish-born designer, Eileen Gray (1878-1976), who lived and worked in Paris. It is accompanied by booklet with biographical note written by Claire Catterall.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Eileen Gray prints
Status:
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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