Eileen Gray, together with Jean Badovici, designed and built the summer house E.1027 on the coast of the south of France between 1926 and 1929, a relatively short period of time, considering that everything was designed, from the modest landscape to the many furniture pieces and intricate hardware systems.
The house is finally open to the public, however, in an incomplete state, following years of neglect and one recent comprehensive attempt at securing its physical fabric. Given this state of incompletion, members of the seminar will have a chance to contribute to its gradual completion.
The focus of the seminar is to study the building to
1 produce the design, specification and construction documents necessary to enable either members of the seminar or others to produce the fitted and loose furniture of E.1027,
2 research the specifications of the original wall and ceiling surfaces, the choice of materials, paintwork as well as the artificial lighting system to enable the reestablishment of the original spatial atmosphere.