This legendary adjustable table, designed by Eileen Gray in 1927, was made for her vacation house in the South of France. The minimalist table is fashioned with tubular steel and was inspired by contemporary work by members of the Bauhaus movement. The piece was forgotten for decades, until a London –based furniture company, Aram, put the E-1027 table back into production in the 1970. It continues to be a highly revered furniture piece of the modern era.
About Eileen Gray: In the early 20th century, in a field dominated almost wholly by men, Eileen Gray stood alone as a female designer and architect who (by the end of her career, at least) commanded the respect of her peers. She anticipated the Art Deco movement and also modernism, thought she was never a member of any school, as her counterparts so often were. Born to Irish parents, she spent much of her life in Paris and died in her Rue Bonaparte apartment in 1976.