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Eileen Gray opened a furniture showroom space in Paris in 1922 (Galerie Jean Desert, named after a fictitious male "owner" and a trip to the desert) at 217 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore to exhibit and sell her work. The gallery boasted a chic clientele including Vicomte de Noailles and the couturiere Elsa Schiaparelli. There she sold her tubular metal furniture and lacquered pieces, as well as accessories, such as carpets. This Eileen Gray Folding Table, known as the Jean Table, was part of the collection.
Eileen Gray, designer of this folding table, was fairly neglected for most of her career, but is now regarded as one of the most influential 20th century designers and architects. Famous for classics such as the Bibendum Chair, which typifies Gray's opulent take on the stark modernist aesthetic, she has earned the recognition she so deserved.
Made in Italy.
Dimensions: H 28 1/4" D 25 1/4" W 25 1/4" - 50 1/4"
Materials: Folding table with base in chrome plated tubular steel. Black or white laminate top.