Join us for the world premiere of Gray Matters, a new documentary film by Marco Orsini at the Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York! Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
Friends of E.1027 remains devoted to helping raise funds to send to France for some assistance in the restoration of the villa. Please click on the HOW YOU CAN HELP page to help our worthy cause.
2013 will be a very exciting year for Eileen Gray and e.1027!
Gray's work will be included at a new permanent furniture gallery at London's Victoria & Albert Museum.
The Centre Pompidou is also currently holding a major retrospective on Eileen Gray. The show includes several period rooms, including e.1027! Check out their website here.
Congratulations to Sandra Gering, Founder and President of Friends of e.1027, on her participation at Modernism Week! Sandra presented an update and short presentation on the restorations of e.1027 in conjunction with Jörg Bundschuh's film, "Eileen Gray: Invitation to a Voyage." Bravo Sandra!
Unfortunately we are canceling this event. Check back in the near future for our next event!
We are happy to announce our next fundraising event, which will take place at the Philip Johnson Glass House on
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in the afternoon. This event will consist of a private tour of the Glass House by Director Henry Urbach and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. Mr. Urbach previously served as Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is well known for his curatorial work, his breathtaking exhibitions, and his overall enthusiasm for all things architecture and design. Tickets for this event will cost $500 ($450 of which is tax-deductible), with proceeds benefiting both the Philip Johnson Glass House and Friends of e.1027.
Built by architect Philip Johnson in 1949, the Glass House radically departed from the architecture of the time: the exterior walls are entirely built out of glass, and there are no interior walls. For the first time since the building and grounds opened to the public in 2007, temporary art exhibitions will be held on the site. The current show, curated by Jordan Stein, includes one of late artist Ken Price's last sculptures and new sculptural works by Frank Stella. The exhibition runs through November 30, when the House closes for winter. For more information regarding the Glass House and its current programs, please read the New York Times review.
We encourage you to participate in this exciting and unique fundraising event. The proceeds will contribute to the purchase of replicas of the original furniture that Eileen Gray designed and had in her house. Restorations are currently underway for e.1027, and we hope that the villa will reopen in the near future.
Please note that space is very limited for this event -- only 20 people can attend -- so please contact us today to reserve a spot! We hope that you can attend this special event, and we look forward to seeing you there! Email
Michelle or call us at 646.336.7183 for more information.
New developments and acquisitions in the ongoing restoration of E.1027!
Founding board member and French liaison Jean-Louis Cohen recently informed us of the expansion of the E.1027 site to include many important surrounding landmarks, including Le Corbusier's Cabanon and camping sites. The extended project will also acquire the Giori villa in addition to the hangar at the Roquebrune-Cap Martin train station.
The project of this site will thus consist to first guarantee the security and conservation and to make the site accessible to the public with a community facilitator. The site will then promote research about the works of Eileen Gray and Le Corbusier and related topics.
The Eileen Gray/Le Corbusier site will be accessible via foot on a coastal road from the Roquebrune-Cabbé train station. A proposed welcome center will be located opposite the station in a building, which will serve as a veritable entryway to the site, with privileged access, which will be acquired by France's Réseau Ferré and the SNCF.
The acquisition of the Giori villa, ideally situated on the adjacent plot of land to E.1027, will accommodate groups of visitors and provide educational materials related to the site and its creators. The Giori villa will also be a site of work and meetings for small groups (architects, researchers, students), with events and receptions in the garden. For now, the villa will also ensure the conservation of the site; the Giori villa will be home to a groundskeeper.
It is the symbolic value of the buildings, in the oeuvre of each designer and in the view of history and current issues in architecture — as well as the proximity of these works of architecture interacting with each other and the landscape of the Mediterranean coast — that make the Eileen Gray/Le Corbusier site a unique ensemble in the world, at the confluence of aesthetic and ethical ambitions of these two major figures of modernity.
Also head over to the RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS section to see a map of the expanded site!
We are excited to announce NYFA's new partnership with Artspire. CLICK HERE to see our Artspire page!
We are a little over a year away from the reopening of E.1027, when Eileen Gray's modernist villa will reopen, restored to all its former glory. Currently, the restoration architects are working very hard. In order to ensure a speedy and timely reopening, we turn to you for some additional help. We know that everyone is excited for the grand reopening, and just so everything goes off without a hitch, we ask if you can make a donation for our cause. Any financial support would be greatly appreciated. Please click on the HOW YOU CAN HELP page to get started.
February 24, 2011
Pierre-Antoine Gatier has been invited to speak about Eileen Gray and Le Corbusier at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)! Please join him at Steelcase, Inc. (4 Columbus Circle, 7th floor, New York City) at 6:30 pm!
Thank you to all those who attended for making the lecture such a successful event!
For those who were not able to attend, we are happy to offer the lecture on DVD!
Interested parties may purchase the DVD for $40. Please make out your check to NYFA with "Friends of E.1027" in the memo line, and mail it to:
Friends of E.1027
c/o Gering & López Gallery
730 Fifth Avenue, Suite 606
New York, NY 10019
Please make sure to include your name and mailing address along with your email address and telephone number.
We look forward to seeing you at our first event of 2010!
The Friends of E.1027's fall event will take place on Monday, December 13, at 6:00 PM, at Christie's, New York. The event will include a lecture by Pierre-Antoine Gatier, Architecte en Chef et Inspecteur Général des Monuments Historiques. M. Gatier, who is also the project manager for the restoration of E.1027, will discuss the current status of the villa and present some of his detailed notes on the building. Please save the date!
June 30, 2010
Launch of Website
Keep checking back for future updates!