E1027 – the Villa in Roquebrune Cap Martin built by Eileen Gray in collaboration with Jean Badovici between 1926 and 1929 – is currently undergoing extensive renovation. Having fallen into dereliction in the 1990s, it was bought by the Conservatoire du Littoral and the township of Roquebrune to be saved as a national monument with the assistance of the charity ‘Friends of E1027′. Aram is proud to be donating furniture – such as the Bibendum chair, the eponymous E1027 adjustable table and the Rivoli table – to complement the renovation, which is expected to be completed later this year.
This Summer, a major biographical film titled ‘The Price of Desire’, dramatising the relationships between Eileen Gray, Jean Badovici, Le Corbusier and other important figures in her life, will start shooting in Paris and on the French Riviera, at the villa. Written and directed by the Irish film-maker Mary McGuckian, the A-list cast will be announced at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Visit the Facebook page ‘Eileen Gray Villa E1027 – Maison en Bord de Mer’ for a wealth of information on these projects plus the opportunity to get involved in both the restoration and the film.