Gorgeous pictures from Eileen Gray’s home called E1027 in south of France on Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, which took three years to build. The building is informed by Le Corbusier’s notion of the “house as a machine for living in” and was also was one of Corbusier’s favourite homes. He tried to purchase it several times without any luck. Gray’s vision of the home was that the “architecture must be its own decoration”. Eileen Gray was an Anglo-Irish artist, designer and architect and she died at the age of 98 in 1976 in Paris. Today her pieces are highly valued, for instance in 2009, a brown leather armchair standing just 24 inches tall sold at Christie’s for £19.4 million, setting an auction record for 20th-century furniture.
Pictures by Mary Gaudin.
Browsing through 1st Dibs like a crazy person, in usual order. My cravings are these at the moment; Mid-Century smoked art glass bowl by Holmegaard, abstract etching on paper by Jiri Kolar, Italian Mid-Century Chandelier (from 1960s), daybed from the 1950s by Kurt Thut, brass and agate lamp from 1970s, and Swedish rya rug in yellow, white and black.
Since I’ve just recently moved into a new space I have got interior on my mind, and of course I have been browsing through 1st Dibs like a crazy person. I might not be able to purchase so much as one thing (the prices are maniac), but at least I can day dream a bit. Pieces from; Ib Geertsen Composition 1951 oil painting, Julie Schenkenberg Shroud Four painting, Hans J Wegner wooden arm chair, marble table from Pierre Cardin (a table I used for a Sunday Treat on The Wall a while ago).
Beautiful vase from the contemporary Chinese master painter Chu Teh Chun. The vase comes from his works in Sèvres porcelain.