Badovici, Jean. Eileen Gray. Meubelen en interieurs.
Wendingen, volume 6, issue 6. Amsterdam, Wendingen, 1924.
32pp [pp. 19-32 advertisements] with 32 illustrations.
33 x 33 cm. Original color printed wrappers, pages are double-folds as in the Japanese manner.
Special issue of ‘Wendingen’ on the work of English interior and furniture designer Eileen Gray with an introduction by Jan Wils (in Dutch) and an essay by Jean Badovici (in French). “This issue is devoted entirely to Gray´s work, with illustrations of the bedroom-boudoir she exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs in 1923, and numerous examples of her designs for furniture, lamps and tapestries. In addition to being a critic, the Romanian architect Badovici was also Gray´s companion, and her collaborator at this time on their famous house in the south of France, called E.1027 (a coded combination of their initials.” Ars Libri, Catalogue 148, #58.
A copy of this issue made EUR 5625 (estimate EUR 1200-1800) at Christies Paris in March 2011 (Les Collections du Château de Gourdon, lot 98). These price reflect the art market rather than the book market.