Eileen Gray was born as a daughter of a rich family of artists in Ireland. She studied in Ireland first, then continued her painting studies in France at the academies of Colarossi and Julina in Paris. She learned the art of lacquer from the Japanese expert Sougawara.
After staying in London during World War II, she went back to Paris where she designed, planned and developed interior furniture. She opened the gallery Jean Désert 1922 and worked solely as an interior designer since 1926.
The Irish artist Eileen Gray has been famous for her contributions in the modern art of lacquer and a wide range of artistic abilities. Timless offers the famous sofa Lota, the armchair Bibendum and the Day-bed. Among our reeditions you will also find Gray´s floorlamp Tubelight and the chromed cocktail table E-1027.