Upcoming

Wednesday, 1st May 2019

CorkDFAS lecture

Eileen Gray: Artist, Designer, Architect

by

Dr Jennifer Goff *

Curator of the Eileen Gray collection, National Museum of Ireland

at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City Centre

reception at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:45 p.m. All welcome, non-members €15, students €5.

The renowned and highly influential architect, furniture-maker, interior designer and photographer Eileen Gray was born in Ireland and remained throughout her life an Irishwoman at heart. Jennifer Goff’s lecture will explore the elusive figure of Eileen Gray, her world and her work from artist, designer and self-taught architect. She will examine the woman, and her philosophy,  offering a clearer understanding of Eileen Gray – the woman and the professional. Gray was a self-taught polymath and her work was multi-functional, user-friendly, ready for mass production yet succinctly unique, and her designs show great technical virtuosity. Her expertise in lacquer work and carpet design, often overlooked, will be given due attention in this lecture, aswell as her fascinating relationship with the architect Le Corbusier and many other compelling and complex relationships.

 

 

 

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