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lou perou table

by Eileen Gray from Classicon

lou perou table

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

Like the majority of Eileen Gray's tables, this one too can transform itself. And, as always, she found an unexpected solution. The folding section of the tabletop is supported by a single leg out of chromed steel tubing - a conscious break in the otherwise perfect symmetry of the table. It is named after Eileen Gray's last home, Lou Perou, that she built at the age of 76 above St. Tropez. The name itself is in memory of a trip to Peru in the year 1929.

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.

Authorised by The World Licence Holder Aram Designs Ltd, London. Lou Perou features a chromium-plated steel tube frame. The table-top is made of MDF with high-gloss lacquer in your choice of black or white. Part of the table-top can be lifted up to extend the table.

27.6" h | 25.6" d | 51.2" w | extended: 76.8" w | assembly required

$5,925.00 + free shipping
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special table to be created and shipped to your location)
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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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