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Opening tomorrow is this retrospective devoted to the unique work of Irish designer Eileen Gray. Along with Le Corbusier or Mies Van Der Rohe, Eileen Gray ranks among the architects and designers who have left a significant mark on the 20th century and defined modernity. Never having developed an industrial production, each of her pieces is thus unique and therefore all the more rare. Her masterpiece, a manifesto of modernity, remains the house E1027, built in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in 1929, in close collaboration with Romanian architect Jean Badovici. The exhibition highlights the career and the work of an artist who managed to associate tremendous technical virtuosity with an inimitable poetic force, excelling particularly in lacquer and textiles, but also in a new conception of space and of the relationship to furniture and objects.
Until 20 May. 11am-9pm. (11pm Thu). Closed Tue. 13€/ 11€
Centre Pompidou, rue Beaubourg, 4th. M° Hôtel de Ville or Rambuteau. www.centrepompidou.fr/

© Berenice Abbott, Portrait d’Eileen Gray, Paris, 1926.

Fauteuil Bibendum, circa 1930

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