|Queen of highgloss, which I am a fan of too!|
|This could be a penthouse today!|
|The Pirogue sofa is incredible!|
Eileen Gray was born 1878 and died 1976. Gray’s father, James, was a painter who encouraged his daughter's artistic interests. He took his daughter on painting tours of Italy and Switzerland which encouraged her independent spirit. Gray spent most of her childhood living in the family's homes in Ireland or South Kensington in London.In 1898, Gray attended classes at the Slade School of Fine Art, where she studied painting. ol. She continued her studies in Paris at the Académie Julian and the Académie Colarossi. Gray later became interested in furniture when she came across a lacquer repair shop in Soho, in London, where she asked the shop owner, Mr. D. Charles to show her the ways of the lacquer trade. He also connected her with lacquer artists, one of them: Seizo Sugawara (or Sugawara-san). He originated from an area of Japan that was known for its decorative lacquer work and had emigrated to Paris to repair the lacquer work exhibited in the Exposition Universelle. Eileen worked with Sugawara and finally at the age of 35, was able to display her lacquered pieces.In 1914, when World War I broke out, Gray moved back to London, taking Sugawara with her. At the end of the war Gray and Sugawara returned to Paris. There Gray was given the job of decorating an apartment in the rue de Lota. She designed most of its furniture (including her famous Bibendum chair), carpets and lamps, and installed lacquered panels on the walls. The result was favorably reviewed by several art critics who saw it as innovative. Given a boost from the success of the apartment, Gray opened up a small shop in Paris, Jean Desert, to exhibit and sell her work and that of her artist friends.
|Sybil Colefax , I am unable to find a photograph of the amazing designer so enjoy her interiors!|
Finally, some posts of the movie which started my designer search! Let us hope that Leonardo DiCaprio will do the role of Jay Gatsby justice! I cannot wait to see the set design,especially now that I have found my favorite designers of that era!
|I think a little flapper dress maybe back this season!!|
|Very Sybil Colefax!|
|Oh the pastel colors.. I need spring!!|
|Okay, nothing more to say!|
Thank you Wikipedia, google and "The Peak of Chic"!