Black Board Rug
Eileen Gray

Hand-Knotted Pure New Wool
80 knots per square inch.
98.4 x 90.6”

By the mid-1920s, Gray began working closely with Le Corbusier and J.J.P. Oud as she moved her eye towards architectural design. Her first villa, the E-1027 house (1926—1929), and the Tempe à Pailla (1932—1934) in Alpes-Maritimes, France both became seminal examples of modern architecture. These masterworks housed some of her most iconic design pieces including the Bibendum chair, the Non-Conformist chair, and the adjustable glass topped side table made specifically for E-1027 that allowed one to eat in bed without worry of crumbs. In 1937 Gray’s detailed project designs for a multi-story hotel, a restaurant, and theatre among other structures were exhibited the Centre de Vacances in Le Corbusier’s Pavilion des Temps Nouveaux at the Paris International Exhibition. —Wright

The Black Board rug is part of a series of rugs designed by Eileen Gray in the 1920's and 1930's for various interior projects.

(Photo: Aram Store)