eileen gray rivoli table

eileen gray rivoli table

eileen gray rivoli table

Design Eileen Gray, 1928
Chromium-plated steel, MDF top
Made in Germany by Classicon

Rivoli served as the tea-table in the living room of Eileen Gray's summer house E 1027. The graceful lightweight that no doubt was used on the terrace when necessary, is a lovingly thought-out, versatile piece of furniture for times of rest and relaxation. Everything is ready to hand: shelves swivel to bring fruit, pastries or sweets within easy reach and the table-top can be extended by raising a side leaf.

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. Rivoli was originally conceived as a tea table and features a foldable table-top and two swivelling trays. The frame and trays are chromium-plated steel. Table-tops are MDF high-gloss lacquer finished in black, white or limited edition grey or Chinese red.

39.8" h | 54.7" w | 25.2" d | assembly required

$5,306.00 + 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 MoMAĺs 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 ôMonte Carloö sofa and the ôE1027ö 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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