Eileen Gray (1878-1976) was one of the first female designers of the twentieth century and is considered one of the leading figures of Modernism of the 1920s and 1930s. She was Irish by birth, she studied painting and drawing in London and then moved to Paris in the early twentieth century. There she came into contact with the world of Japanese arts and learned to master lacquer, earning a living thanks to the creation of refined lacquered screens and decorations in Art Deco style. In the 1920s you came into contact with the Dutch avant-garde of De Stijl and launched into the creation of tubular steel furniture, even preceding Le Corbusier himself in the use in the home of what would later become the symbolic material of Bauhaus. And it was precisely on the impulse of Le Corbusier and Jean Badovici that she decided to devote herself personally to architecture, giving life to Villa E-1027, still considered today among the great masterpieces of Modernism. After the Second World War she retired into private life and ended up being almost forgotten until the 1970s, when critics finally recognized her furnishings as the role of great classics that still hold today. All the best of Eileen Gray's design is currently re-edited with great philological attention by the German brand ClassiCon.