Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici, “E.1027, Au Cap Martin Roquebrune, 1926–29,” from L’Architecture Vivante, no. 26 (Winter 1929), Paris: Éditions Albert Morancé, pl. 41. National Museum of Ireland, NMIEG 2000.256.


Join us on Thursday, August 27 for an online discussion with Eileen Gray curator, Cloé Pitiot, and Eileen Gray project director, Nina Stritzler-Levine, about Eileen Gray as an architect. Gray developed numerous projects throughout her long career, but her architectural work began in the early 1920s when she designed a series of hypothetical projects and built works. Among these were private houses for leisure retreat, public leisure facilities, social projects, and urban structures. New discoveries about several projects from this period suggest Gray’s involvement in previously unattributed designs. Join us for a discussion of this new research and the many remaining unanswered questions about Gray’s architecture.

Please register here, and the zoom link will be emailed to you one day prior to the event.

Eileen Gray installation at Bard Graduate Center Gallery. Photo: Bruce White.

Meet the Speakers:

Cloé Pitiot is the curator of Art nouveau, Art déco, and modern and contemporary design at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Prior to that role she served as curator of design at the Centre Pompidou. In 2013, she curated Eileen Gray at Centre Pompidou and Eileen Gray: Architect Designer Painter at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. In 2016, she directed Pierre Paulin at Centre Pompidou. In 2017, she opened Éloge de la couleur at La Piscine in Roubaix and Eileen Gray, une architecture de l’intime in Cap Moderne near the Villa E 1027 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. Her 2018 exhibition Modern Couples at Pompidou Metz will travel to London in October. She has taught at the Ensci and at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, holds a PhD in the History of Contemporary Architecture from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and is a government-certified (DPLG) architect.