|Gehry, Frank ||Gehry modern furniture by Frank Gehry|
|George Nelson ||George Nelson furniture by George Nelson|
|Gerrit Thomas Rietveld ||Gerrit Thomas Rietveld furniture by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld|
|Gollnick, Carsten ||Gollnick modern furniture by Carsten Gollnick|
|Graves, Michael ||Graves modern furniture by Michael Graves|
|Gray, Eileen ||Gray modern furniture by Eileen Gray|
|Grcic, Konstantin ||Grcic modern furniture by Konstantin Grcic||
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G for Eileen Gray Eileen Gray was an Irish lacquer artist, furniture designer and architect now well-known for incorporating luxurious lacquer work into the stark International Style aesthetic.
She first studied painting at London's Slade School of Art. She eventually left painting to study lacquer under the guidance of lacquer craftsman, Sugawara.
In 1913, she held her first exhibition, showing some decorative panels at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. She combined lacquer and rare woods, geometric abstraction and Japanese-inspired motifs into her work. It attracted the attention of Jacques Doucet, an art connoisseur and collector. He commissioned a few pieces – her only signed and dated creations.
In 1924 Gray and Badovici began work on the house E-1027 in Roquebrune, Cap Martin in southern France (near Monaco). The codename stands for the names of the couple: E for Eileen, 10 for Jean (the tenth letter of the alphabet), 2 for Badovici and 7 for Gray. L-shaped and flat-roofed with floor-to-ceiling windows and a spiral stairway to the guest room, E-1027 was both open and compact. Gray designed the furniture as well as collaborated with Badovici on its structure. Her circular glass E-1027 table and rotund Bibendum armchair were inspired by the recent tubular steel experiments of Marcel Breuer at the Bauhaus (who had been inspired, in turn, by Mart Stam). le Corbusier was quite impressed by the house, and built a summer house behind the house. Le Corbusier left his hark on the building in the form of several colourful wall murals.
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