The works of Eileen Gray, the famous Irish furniture designer and architect, are showing at the Centre Georges Pompidou (15 minutes walking from our boutique hotel). The exposition closes on May 20th.
Eileen Gray moved to Paris in 1902 and first started as a painter. In 1910, she opened a studio on rue Guenegaud (5 minutes walking distance from our hotel), marking the start of her collaborative period. She became an expert in working with lacquer. She then opened a second workshop and learned tapestry weaving. She became more known as a decorator than an artist. She began to design furniture. She then turned her interest in architecture and started working with Jean Badovici. Together they built what is now universally recognized as one of the masterpieces of Modernism: Villa E 1027. She was praised by avant garde critics, but forgotten until the 70's."In 2009, the sale of Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent’s collection made her one of the most highly-acclaimed designers of the twentieth century."
We absolutely loved this exposition honoring this avant garde woman. From her lacquer work, to carpets, to furniture, to architecture, you will be able to see in this exposition all the scope of her work. So don't miss it if you like design!
Centre Pompidou Open every day except Tuesdays from 11am to 9pm
Tickets can be bought online and can be printed