She’s So Modern


Villa ‘E-1027’.

Renowned Irish designer Eileen Gray’s renovated 1929 house in the Côte d’Azur, south of France has re-opened its doors to the public.

E-1027 (to be pronounced ‘e-ten-two-seven’). ‘E’ stands for ‘Eileen’, followed by ‘10’ for ‘J’ (representing ‘Jean’), then ‘2’ for ‘B’ (‘Badovici’) and finally ‘7’ for the ‘G’ in ‘Gray’. Jean Badovici was a Romanian architect, Gray’s then-partner and the owner of the villa. According to Gray, he collaborated with her on the site’s general plan.

Eileen Gray’s renovated E-1027 villa reopens in Côte d’Azur (Wallpaper)

Thanks Otis Blue

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12 thoughts on “She’s So Modern

  1. Clampers Outside

    That gaff was on a TV programme a year or two ago. I think they were in the middle of the renovation/restore at the time.
    I’ll post a link if I can remember it.

  2. Johnny

    One Ireland’s greatest artists,this is fabulous including the conflict in the name,how personal for her it was,the Bay of Monaco,the blue azure in the tapestry and rugs,Le Corbusier’s graffiti and his relationship with a way,way ahead her times Irish woman and she was so so difficult…oh the house is absolutely perfect.

  3. Otis Blue

    Anyone interested in learning more about Gray’s fascinating life and work might look out for two very good biographies, one by Peter Adam and the other by Jennifer Goff.

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