Eileen Gray - Invitation to a Voyage

Eileen Gray was an extraordinary Irish woman, always ahead of her time. Thirty years after her death, she is still considered to be the very essence of the Modern. Everyone has seen her furniture, her famous Adjustable Table, the Lota Sofa, the Tube Light - but most people don't really know the designer and architect behind them.

This documentary commemorates the 30th anniversary of her death in 1976 and explores the woman who loved both men and women, fast cars, airplanes, ships and travelling. It also explores the way that she revolutionized how we live. As an architect, she created one of the most famous homes of the 20th century, the E.1027. She died thirty years ago in Paris at the age of 98 still working but alone and virtually forgotten. Today her original furniture pieces fetch millions at auctions and famous creative minds such as Yves St. Laurent are among her most devoted collectors.

Eileen Gray remains an icon of the Modern, and one of the 20th century's most fascinating women.

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A Kick Film GmbH Munchen Production for RTÉ


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