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Eileen Gray Daybed Roquebrune

Product number: CF113

Eileen Gray Daybed Roquebrune hardwood frame, mattress foam padding covered with leather, frame in polished chrome-plated steel tube.

3.179,00 €

  • 30 days right of return
  • 5 years warranty
  • Certified EU-source materials
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Payment cash on delivery
  • Online trading since 1996

Eileen Gray Daybed Roquebrune

Daybed Roquebrune was designed in 1925 for the Paris apartment of Madame Talbot.

Later, Eileen Gray also used the furniture for her own house E1027 in Roquebrune, southern France. The designed bed convinces with great elegance and combines a very high seating and lying comfort.

Thanks to its clean lines, the day bed offers many possibilities of use and placement in different locations.

A bed on which you can sit or stretch out depending on your mood. The perfect day and night living piece proves itself to all those who have little space.

It is therefore not surprising that Eileen Gray had a daybed in her house in Roquebrune, which was not large but was planned with a practical mind. A typical product of its time and kept in strict form.
Bed with leather mattress on wooden frame with chromed tubular steel frame. Spring mattress upholstered with foam and dacron wadding.

Like all our furniture, this furniture classic is handmade in select italian workshops.

Height 41 cm (1'4'') x width 190 cm (6'3'') x depth 85 cm (2'9'').

Due to the special situation (pandemic etc.) the production time of the furniture starts at about 10 weeks. In addition, about 5 to 9 working days for delivery. Depending on the destination. (As of February 2022)

Available in many variants
The Eileen Gray daybed can be ordered in various leather versions or in fabric. The frame and tubular steel frames are high-gloss chrome-plated or can be painted in all standard RAL colours.

Convincing design
This bed´s design convinces with its aesthetics, function and timeless appearance. Form and function were ahead of time, as with many of Gray's furniture designs..

Not just simply copied
Our furniture is not simply copied. They are subject to the highest quality standards using the most modern manufacturing techniques. The result is a very durable product which will give you pleasure for many years over and over.

Craftsmanship from Tuscany
Tuscan craftsmanship made in Italy and many years of experience guarantee the highest quality finish on the Eileen Gray Daybed. Nothing is more unaesthetic than a cheap copy that reveals itself as such at first sight.

More about the designer
Eileen Gray, born on 09.08.1878 in Brwonswood (Ireland) was an extraordinary woman. In what was then known as the "Children's Kitchen Church" Law period, Gray moved and went into the professional world. Her autodidactic knowledge led her to success as an interior and furniture designer, without ever having completed a degree.

The beginning
Eileen Gray's father died in 1900. At that time she had already been learning the trade of a draughtswoman at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London for two years. In 1902 Gray moved to Paris where she continued to devote herself to the arts of drawing and oriental lacquerwork.

Further Information
In 1907 Gray rented a flat at 21 rue Bonaparte, which she kept until the end of her life. In Paris, Gray met the Japanese Sugawara, who introduced her to the art of East Asian lacquer. It was not until six years later that Gray dared to show her own work at an exhibition of interior designers. Gray's works aroused the interest of the couturier Jacques Doucet - an art connoisseur and collector at the time.

The first project
Doucet was refurnishing a house at the time. The style of the interior design was to move away from 18th century art towards modernism. Eileen Gray made two tables and a screen for the Doucet house. These works were dated and signed by Gray.

Return and creative break
At the outbreak of World War 1, Eileen Gray returned to London and took up work as an ambulance driver. After the end of the First World War, Gray returned to her old place of work, Paris, reopening her workshop. Her first major commission was to design a flat in Rue de Lota of Madame Lévy, known as Suzanne Talbot.

The breakthrough
In 1922 Gray opened the Galerie Jean Désert in the Rue du Faubourg St. Honoré. There she exhibited and sold her furniture, screens and lamps. With her "bedroom-boudoir for Monte Carlo", Gray caused controversial criticism in the Paris press in 1923. Among the followers of the "de Stijl" movement, however, it was highly acclaimed. Gray received encouragement from Gropius, Le Corbusier and Mallet-Stevens. Based on this, she ventured into architecture.

Gray's creativity
With the advice of the architectural theorist Jean Badovici and after several years of learning, Gray built a house for herself in Roquebrune. Well thought out including clever interior solutions and details. The other two projects Gray designed were also convincing in their ingenuity and practicality. Further designs, however, were not realised. Until her death in 1976, Gray worked on various newly conceived projects and was always experimenting with new materials. At the age of 80, Gray converted a barn near Saint Tropez into a summer house. Shortly before her death, Eileen Gray had an exhibition of her most important works at the Museé des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. On 28.11.1976, Gray's eyes closed forever.