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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.