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3/11/2006--Avignon, France..Stones embedded in the floor by an exterior door of designer Maria Pergay's summer home just outside Avignon in the south of France. Pergay was born in Moldavie, Russia in 1930 and emigrated to Paris in 1937. Over Pergay?s 50-plus-year career, her objects, furniture and decor have brought her a following that included Salvador Dali, Pierre Cardin and King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, but her work has only recently gained recognition among design collectors, curators and aficionados...Photograph By Stuart Isett.All photographs ©2006 Stuart Isett.All rights reserved.