Exhibition: Eileen Gray - E.1027 Master Bedroom
11th April - 10th June, Akademie der Künst, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 10/6/2019
Set on the rocky coast of the Côte d‘Azur in Roquebrune Cap-Martin, the Anglo-Irish designer Eileen Gray (1878– 1976) created the white, elongated vacation residence E.1027 (1926–1929). It was her first foray into architecture, realized with the support of her then close friend Jean Badovici, publisher of the avant-garde journal L’Architecture Vivante, to whom Gray donated the property, the building and the interior. 
For Gray, E.1027 did not only use new concepts for compact and extended spatial relationships, but it was also a manifesto for her subsequent architectural projects.

For this installation, extensive research was undertaken by students of the O’Neil Ford Chair at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture, under the auspices of curator Wilfried Wang and co-curator Peter Adam as well as collaborators in the office of Hoidn Wang Partner.

During the 11th April, on the occasion of the opening of the installation, a symposium will take place at the plenary hall of the Akademie der Künste (Pariser Platz, Berlin) with architects Rosamund Diamond (London) and Christian Müller (Rotterdam) as well as the monument conservator Agnès Cailliau (Paris) together with Wilfried Wang.

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Photo credit: Eileen Gray, E.1027. Photo © Viviana Andrada Baumann