Eileen Gray: E.1027, Arte Total

Rua Serpa Pinto, 4/Rua Capelo, 13, Lissabon 1200-444 Map
Tue–Sun 10 am–6 pm

Located on the rocky slope of the Côte d’Azur at Roquebrune Cap Martin, the Villa E.1027 was designed and built by Eileen Gray between 1926 and 1929 an elongated white holiday home, being it one of her most iconic modernist projects.

“At the age of 52, this was her first foray into the world of architecture, carried out with the support of her then-partner Jean Badovici, editor of the avant-garde magazine L’ Architecture Vivante. For Gray, E.1027 more than the opportunity to apply new spatial concepts, would become a manifesto, revisited in her subsequent projects, for which she conceived not only the architecture, but also almost all objects and furniture pieces – for a total work of art represented in this exhibition at a 1:1 scale.”  Thus, the exhibition reproduces all the elements that make up the main bedroom of the Villa E.1027.

This will be the fifth edition of the exhibition initially designed for the Mebane Hall in Austin, Texas (2017), and which has already been at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin (2019), at Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade do Porto (2019) and the Basque Architecture Institute in San Sebastián, emerging now as a moment of assessment after five years of work on this project.