|Friends of E.1027|
|About Friends of E.1027
Friends of E.1027 is an organization devoted to raising funds for the restoration and preservation of E.1027, the modernist villa designed and built by Eileen Gray in association with Jean Badovici on the Mediterranean coast of France at Roquebrune-Cap Martin.
Built between 1926 and 1929, E.1027 was a unique experiment in architecture and design. Eileen Gray combined built-in furniture with ingenious spatial planning to engage the user with the building and site, incorporating the sun and the sea into the very experience of the house.
Today, after years of neglect and vandalism, the house is in a serious state of disrepair. Friends of E.1027 is cooperating closely with the French government and the township of Roquebrune-Cap Martin, who have recently purchased the villa in partnership with the Coastal Conservancy, on both the exterior and interior restoration of this important work of modern architecture.
The first phase of the renovation is already underway, supported in part by funds raised by Friends of E.1027. Once the house is fully restored and refurbished with copies of its original furniture and decorations, it will be maintained as a museum with a study and exhibition center for contemporary design near the site.
Your tax-deductible donations will help ensure the future of this icon of modern architecture. CLICK HERE to join Friends of E.1027 in the effort to restore E.1027 to its original condition and to maintain it as a public museum.
Friends of E.1027