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IFI SCHOOLS: GRAY MATTERS

Director: Marco Orsini

Ireland/Monaco/USA/France/Germany • 2014 Documentary/Biography • 76 mins


This documentary explores the fascinating life and complicated career of Irish architect and designer Eileen Gray, whose uncompromising vision defined and defied the practice of modernism in decoration, design and architecture. Making a reputation with her traditional lacquer work in the first decade of the 20th century, she became a critically acclaimed and sought after furniture designer and decorator before reinventing herself as an architect. A great choice for Art students studying Design and Craftwork.

Director: Marco Orsini

Ireland/Monaco/USA/France/Germany, 2014, Documentary/Biography, 76mins

An exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland- Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks where students are introduced to the life and work of Eileen Gray through observation of her furniture, drawings and other artifacts. This can be combined with the Exhibition Layout and Design tour. Group tours are free of charge but limited and must be booked in advance.
Contact bookings@museum.ie for more details.

Screening as part of the 2016.2017 IFI Schools Programme.

Download the programme here.

Showing at:

Dublin, IFI – Feb 9. IFI Education on 01 679 5744

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