17 – 26 May


Alice Rawsthorn: Eileen Gray’s E.1027

Thursday, 23 May
Smock Alley Theatre
€12 / €10

When Irish architect and furniture designer Eileen Gray created E.1027, she told a story with a building. Designed and built between 1926 and 1929 as a retreat for herself and her lover, the architect Jean Badovici, E.1027 is one of the most beautiful and deeply personal houses of the modernist era.

Considered to be Gray’s first major work, it blurs the border between architecture and decoration. Award-winning design critic and the author of critically acclaimed books such as Hello World: Where Design Meets Life and Design as an Attitude, Alice Rawsthorn traces the fascinating story of E.1027 and how Gray’s joyful and optimistic design led to tragedy and turbulence - and what that reveals about architecture’s gender politics.

Don’t miss Eileen Gray’s E.1027, the extraordinary story of an extraordinary building.

In association with Irish Architecture Foundation