menton table

menton table

menton table

Design Eileen Gray, 1932
Chromium-plated steel tubing, linoleum, beech
Made in Germany by Classicon

Eileen Gray did not want delicate luxury furniture for her house in Castellar, on the way from Menton to the Alps, but instead versatile pieces for everyday use. She succeeded with Menton in one of her most ingenious constructions. Through a simple rotation of the top one has either a low or a high table according to one's desire. Eileen Gray used Menton in the high position as a dining table, in the low position as a side table on the terrace and also as a coffee table in the guest room.

In the 1920's and 30's, Irish artist Eileen Gray was one of the pioneers who created what we now call modern design. The lone woman in this pioneering Valhalla, her name is pronounced in the same breath as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer. Her tubular steel furniture was revolutionary in its day, and is now accepted as classic. In the second stage of her creative career, Eileen Gray switched to architecture and continued producing masterpieces. She was an artist of epoch-making significance. Her career culminated in 1972 with her appointment by the Royal Society of Art in London, as Royal Designer to Industry. And her legendary Adjustable Table E 1027 has been added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1978.

Authorized by The World Licence Holder Aram Designs Ltd, London. Menton can be pivoted to two different heights. It is offered with a chromium-plated steel tube frame, the table-top has a linoleum surface, black on one side and grey on the other, with solid beech wood edging.

low position: 16.9" h | 49.6" w | 22" d
high position: 25.6" h | 49.6" w | 22" d

$3,995.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special table to be created and shipped to your location)

Eileen Gray

In the 1920's and 30's, Irish artist Eileen Gray was one of the pioneers who created what we now call modern design. The lone woman amongst her peers, her name is spoken in the same breath as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Marcel Breuer. Her tubular steel furniture was revolutionary in its day, and is now accepted as classic. In the second stage of her creative career, Eileen Gray switched to architecture and continued producing masterpieces. Her career culminated in 1972 with her appointment by the Royal Society of Art in London, as Royal Designer to Industry. Her legendary Adjustable Table E 1027 was added to the MoMA’s permanent collection in 1978.
The German company ClassiCon began by making the works of Eileen Gray available for sale. Gray was a contemporary of Marcel Breuer and Mies van der Rohe who created furniture from chrome, tubular steel, and glass. She is known for avant-garde classics such as the “Monte Carlo” sofa and the “E1027” adjustable table. ClassiCon also worked early on with designer Eckart Muthesius, and continues to find young designers whose work meets their high standard of quality, such as Konstantin Grcic, to foster collaboration while introducing their work to the marketplace. While maintaining the early Modern classics that gave them their start, ClassiCon also believes in creating the classics of tomorrow.
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