The Easel

Eileen Gray’s Deco Designs Launched Modernism. That Was Just the Beginning

Eileen Gray is being restored to her rightful place in modernist history. She was a rarity – a female designer working before WW1. Having been exposed to Le Courbusier’s modernist ideas she applied them to interior design. Gray then designed the E1027 house in France, widely considered a modernist masterpiece. Little recognized by male contemporaries, she is now being acclaimed as “the mother of modernism”. A background bio is here.