eileen gray was an irish self taught architect and furniture designer. her rugs, panels and enamel work make her one of the most important designers of the early 20th century. her e.1027 table is everything just about every spec of furniture in ikea and of the ' danish modern' ilk aspire to be.
her dragons chair( belonging to yves saint laurent) was just sold at auction for 28. 3 million dollars- a record.
her magnificent e.1027 home (http://e1027.org/images.html) in france, pissed all over by the architect who built nothing "le" corbusier , no doubt in a fit of jealousy, is in a horrible state of disrepair although the french government has been claiming for years it is going to restore it.
gray was one of the herd of very talented bisexual and lesbian women who hung out with natalie barney et amies.
anyway . i'm off to make 2 pieces of ikea furniture meant to be a bookcase and a tv stand into a dj console. furniture never seems to do what i want it to do efficiently so i have to make it myself.