Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Closer Look: Eileen Gray's Side Table Replica

In 1929, Eileen Gray, the Irish born and Parisian-educated iconic designer, began work on her E-1027 vacation home in Roquebrune alongside Jean Badovici.  The home these two women created is consistent with Gray’s style of asymmetry and elegant use of tubular steel in clean geometric forms.

When Gray noticed how Badovici enjoyed having breakfast in bed, but would get crumbs all over the sheets, she created her iconic Adjustable Side Table.

This side table can be used in any room, including the bedroom, since it is unobtrusive enough to fit with any d├ęcor, versatile in the way the height can be adjusted, and simply striking. 

The Modern Classics reproduction of this table is crafted with tempered glass top and a tubular stainless steel frame, unlike other reproductions of this table that use chrome plating.  If the frame on our version should ever scratch, you can easily buff it to make this disappear, which is not as easily remedied with chrome plating.   The table adjusts from 21.5 to 32 inches, adding versatility to the list of unique traits that have made this table an icon of modern design.

Come check it out at either our Chicago or Seattle Showroom!

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