Eileen Gray Villa E-1027 Restoration Completed

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A long-term restoration of the modernist monument – Villa E-1027 by Eileen Gray has been completed. Through the efforts of the Cap Moderne Association, the interiors and furnishings of the house have been restored, and it is open to the public in an updated form

Eileen Gray & nbsp; (Eileen Gray) & nbsp; is one of the most famous figures in architecture and design of the 20th century. She conceived Villa E-1027 for her beloved Jean Badovici. Especially for him, she designed an alcove dining room where you could prepare cocktails and store wines. A convertible folding console table turned the corridor into a bar, and a custom-sized pull-out tray for sliced ​​lemon was at arm's length (Badovichi was a lover of the bohemian lifestyle and did not deny himself the pleasures).

When the couple broke up, Gray left Villa E-1027, which, in a fit of passion, she wrote to her lover along with the land. Later, in the late 1930s, Le Corbusier visited here and painted several walls with his drawings. Over the years, Eileen Gray's creation increasingly fell into decay. It wasn't until 2014 that the Cap Moderne Association began restoration work. A whole team of specialists was attracted to it, including the architect-specialist in heritage Claudia Devaux from the bureau DDA , the architect and historian Renaud Barrès, the architect and art historian Burkhardt Rukschcio ), landscape designer Philippe Deliau.

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