CatumaAfter the capsule collection inspired by the feminine genius of Frida Kahlo and Elsa SchiaparelliThis time honors the pioneering modernist Eileen Gray.
Another strong woman, who with his being, his art, his reach beyond the usual, the story has changed. His projects of architecture and design made in '900, between the age of Art Nouveau and Modernism, have formed a bridge between past and future, deeply affecting the brand Catuma, whose style is a mix of craftsmanship, history and innovation.
Right at his first architectural project, the famous villa on the French Riviera, the Gray conceived with her partner at the time, the architect Jean Badovici, Catuma devotes his capsule collection, named as the villa itself, E-1027.
The name of the project, apparently cold and sterile, is actually a declaration of love: It is in fact for Eileen, 10 for J Jean (the tenth letter of the alphabet), is the B Badovici 2, 7 G of Gray. The White House "au bord de la mer" is a riot of rounded shapes, swirls and tubular steel, with a recurring element, the circle, declined in the spiral staircase, or hemispheres, reported in the design of the famous Bibendum chair and table E1027 , also designed by Gray and must become the modern design.
The circle, the steel, the attention to detail, the geometric perfection, are elements that we find in the modelCatuma "E- 1027 - Tribute to Eileen Gray". A specimen produced in only 100 pieces, Realized in steel, gold leaf and cork.
Round the front, is made dynamic by a play of empty and full data from decorative swirls of steel, integrated masterfully inserts cork and gold leaf. The terminals are in acetate purple to fit perfectly to any face.
Asymmetries that hypnotize gaze through their elegance. Lenses and unique decor, expertly made, with the same attention to detail that Eileen Gray has devoted in making every single corner of the house that has astonished even Le Corbusier, which the "defaced '' covering the immaculate walls with murals.
The capsule collection Eileen Gray, is a sumptuous preview of the collection "artchitecture" that Catuma present at MIDO 2016.