ClassiConAdjustable Table E1027 (1927), Eileen Gray
Mentioned in the same breath as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, Eileen Gray (1878–1976) was a leading designer of tubular steel furniture designs. Her theories on design and architecture she left an indelible mark on our ideas about living.
Designed in 1927, her most iconic creation is the legendary Adjustable Table E1027. Its ingeniously proportioned, distinctive form has made this height-adjustable table one of the most popular design icons of the 20th century. It is named after the summer house that Eileen Gray built for herself and for her partner, Jean Badovici: E is for Eileen, 10 for Jean (J is the 10th letter of the alphabet), 2 for B(adovici) and 7 for G(ray). The Museum of Modern Art added the adjustable table to its permanent design collection in 1978.
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