Join us for a morning of presentations by leading international historians, curators, and architects who are currently investigating Eileen Gray’s highly versatile career. Better known as a furniture designer, Gray actually worked in multiple fields. This symposium will elucidate the range of her architectural projects, her pioneering role as a Parisian gallerist and as an artisan of lacquer, among other topics. It will illuminate the fascinating Parisian milieu of artists, writers, architects, and craftspeople who helped to shape Gray’s groundbreaking ideas on modernism in design and architecture.

9:30 am

Peter N. Miller
Bard Graduate Center
Nina Stritzler-Levine
Bard Graduate Center

9:40 am

Cloé Pitiot
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Eileen Gray: Crossing Borders

10 am

Jennifer Goff
National Museum of Ireland
From the Atlas Mountains to the rue Visconti: Eileen Gray, Rug Designer

10:20 am

Frances Spalding
University of Cambridge
“Mysterious Uncertainty”: Eileen Gray’s Works on Paper

10:40 am

Coffee Break

11 am

Caroline Constant
University of Michigan
Eileen Gray: Unfinished Stories

11:20 am

Renaud Barrès
Council for Architecture, Urbanism, and the Environment of the French Department of Hérault
E 1027 Maison en bord de mer: A total Work of Art by Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici

11:40 am

Irma Boom
Book Maker, Amsterdam
On the Book

12 pm