Eileen Gray, Glass Salon by Paul Ruaud and Eileen Gray
Eileen Gray (b.1878 – 1976, Ireland) was one of the leading members of the modern design movement. Renowned in France during the early decades of the 20th Century as a designer in lacquer furniture and interiors, she then began to experiment with architectural forms in the late 1920s. In the world of design, hers was a new approach to shape, line, the use of colour, materials and textures; yet the human sensibility of her work continues to inspire designers today. Eileen Gray died in Paris in 1976.