Eileen Gray was born in Enniscorthy, Ireland, in 1878, and died in Paris, France, in 1976. She is a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture. She is one of the most important architect and interior design of contemporary age. She left painting studies and after further training in lacquer work, in 1919 decorated an apartment for Suzanne Talbot. Gray designed most of its furniture and succeed. She knew Le Corbusier who was impressed by her talent. Persuaded by Jean Badovici and Le Corbusier, she turned her interests into architecture. In 1924, Eileen and Badovici began working on the house E-1027, in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in southern France. Nowadays her pieces of furniture are highly valued and sold as collector's items. The National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, has a permanent display of her work.
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