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KT 17.004 House by the sea

The sandy white of the pebbly beach near Monte Carlo.

Referenz - Eileen Gray, Wall sample E.1027, 1928

Farbfunktion - differentiation

Wirksamkeit - good under all lighting conditions

The English poet William Blake saw the miracles of creation on a small scale, the “world in a grain of sand” and the “sky in a wild flower”. In this sense, Eileen Gray paid unerring attention to every detail and selected with care every color in her charming house by the sea. “Formulas,” she wrote, “are nothing, life is everything. And life is both heart and mind”. Her choice of a white for the house reflects this conviction: a colorless white would not have sufficed, this light sand color is full of sensuality and life.

Katrin Trautwein, 225 Farben, 2017 ©Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, Basel

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