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9augAll DayEileen GrayBirthday

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09.08.1878

Birthday: 09.08.1878
Birthplace: Wexford, IRL
Day of death: 31.10.76
Place of death: Paris, F

There is no designer who embodies the transition from Art Noveau to Art Deco better than Irish Eileen Gray. Many of her designs are unique copies, making them sought after pieces at auctions. One of these designs, the Dragon Chair, is even the most expensive piece of furniture of the 20th century, having been sold at the highest price at an auction, ever. The chair from 1917-1919 reached an all-time high of 22 million euros at Christie’s in Paris on 24 February 2009.

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