Le Corbusier was so facinated by this house, built by Gray, that he started to visit it increasingly. After a while he painted sexual images on the white walls. Eileen Gray was shocked and never came back to her house.
Illustration for upcoming book “The Who, the What and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Accomplices of History”, Chronicle Books.
This vanity cabinet or dressing screen was made for the master bedroom of the house E 1027, designed with and for the architect Jean Badovici. Positioned perpendicular to the wall, it served as a screen separating the night table area from the washbasin.
The non-conformist chair is designed with only one arm rest. Gray explained her design was to “ leave the body more freedom in movement and to allow it to bend forward or to turn to the other side unrestricted”.