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eileen gray rivoli table

by Eileen Gray from Classicon

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, grey or Chinese red.

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

$6,260.00 + free shipping
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special table to be created and shipped to your location)
average rating: 5

Eileen Gray

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.
At ClassiCon you will find innovative furniture that has the courage to depart from familiar ground. Some pieces carry big names and can look back on a proud design history while others are at the beginning of writing their own stories.

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