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BIO Ne­ces­sity is in­deed the mother of in­ven­tion. Ir­ish fur­ni­ture de­signer and ar­chi­tect Eileen Gray needed both a ta­ble that could be used over her knees and a bed­side ac­ces­sory – so she de­signed the heigh­tad­justable E1027! When it de­buted in 1927, this game-changer was lauded for its in­ge­nu­ity. It also looked exquisitely mod­ern for its time. E1027 ta­ble TRIVIA The name E1027 isn’t just a ran­dom product num­ber; the ta­ble is named af­ter a sum­mer house which Eileen built for her­self and her col­lab­o­ra­tor, the Ro­ma­nian ar­chi­tect Jean Badovici. E is for Eileen, 10 for Jean (as J is the 10th let­ter of the al­pha­bet), 2 for Badovici, and 7 for Gray.

The top is made of glass; the rest of E1027 is made of chrome­plated steel. Its open base and slim han­dle al­lows you to pull the ta­ble closer, with­out ob­struc­tion. When paired with other E1027s, you can cre­ate a nest­ing ef­fect (pic­tured). Ad­just the ta­ble to four dif­fer­ent heights, and pair it with ev­ery­thing from low beds to arm­chairs.

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